Jobs Will Be Very Different In 10 Years

from Reimagining The Future

As many focus on the future of work, various different perspectives are presented. A common theme is emerging: Jobs will be there, but they will be very different within the next decade. This recent Article draws three conclusions:

    • In 10 years time, 50% of jobs will be changed by automation – but only 5% eliminated.
    • 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills.
    • Young, low-skilled and vulnerable people – all need help with up-skilling.

Several critical points are made by the World Economic Forum article:

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  1. Due to the uprising of automation jobs, employment may see a decline and force people to move toward gaining profit from freelance activities and side jobs. Professor Shannon has highlighted multiple times in class that freelance is very important and starting an online business or website is one of the best ways to start to make your own profit. Automation and artificial intelligence are changing the workforce as we know it and it may not be for the good. It is hard to imagine the available jobs 10 years for now but there have been convincing signs that these jobs will not require people. 9 out of 10 jobs will be digital which means the need for internet experience is at an all time high. We have begun to see this transition right before of our own eyes as more jobs are being completed with machines and other technology that does not require physical work. Automation is a good idea to advance the world but has had tremendous effects on the economy due to salary shortages. 50% of the world economy will be in jeopardy of losing their jobs due to this transition and that will cause all sorts of backlash for the economy. As we move to a more technology filled world, this will require skills and knowledge in developing computer software to keep this automation active. It would behoove you to gain as much knowledge as you can in this industry to maximize your benefit in the future. If you look at it in hindsight, the effect of job loss from automation will be the upbringing in many online jobs and will be an easier way for people to complete their work from home and will be simpler. As of today automation has replaced over 800,000 workers but has created 3.5 million new jobs for people with online training and experience. These jobs pay an approximate of 13,000 more per year than the jobs that were lost. The new automation jobs will save people from hard work hours and can be a benefit to companies and people who work long hour shifts for low pay. The need for technological knowledge is at an all time high and can benefit you for life.

  2. I constantly think about this concept on my own, especially being in the stages of looking and applying for internships and positions. I think it is super interesting to think about how someone’s way or job each and every weekday can be completely gone and washed away within a matter of years. I immediately think about the industrial revolution, and the amount of impact it delivered around and across the globe, to eventually seeing it dwindle on threads by midway through the next century. In comparison, I think about jobs in print, about how nowadays the print industry is dying at the hands of social and digital media and platforms. I still read the newspaper, but I am the only one I know of in my life that still does, even my family has evolved and grown past it. The stats on automation are eye-opening to see, and make me question how and why certain fields and jobs either progress or regress in employment or pay. On another hand, I am very thankful for enrolling as a communications and digital media student, as the stat of 9 of 10 need digital skills. Overall, it is very intriguing to see automation take its place within the working industries of today and I am curious to predict what field might suffer or progress next into the next wave of upcoming workers and employees that are ready to enter the workforce.

  3. As a student who studies Accounting, I highly agree with the first statement “In 10 years time, 50% of jobs will be changed by automation – but only 5% eliminated”. The field of accounting has always been prominent with constant changes and adjustments. In recent years, the accounting profession has experienced a significant technological disruption that may facilitate the job of the accountants in the future but also will change their focus on being just accountants and will require them to acquire new key skills to keep up with the technology. Accountants can no longer afford to be mere number-crunchers and stick with the standard services offered like Audit and Tax. Many changes lie in the expanding scope of services performed by accountants, the advancements in technologies that many firms started to employ, this trend towards globalization and the critical need to adjust in the education of future accountants. However, technology and automation aren’t the only factors that will shape the accountant’s future, demographics changes are going to affect the profession since they’re more demand now for the profession than it ever was before, the industry will have a great need for young talented college students with data analytics skills.
    Technology is progressing quickly and will affect the accounting profession as it affected blue-collar workers a few decades ago. Cloud computing and other leading technologies will result in greater automation of transactional data and compliance reports. Automation and offshoring can lead to a major job loss to certain entry-level accountants. Major companies like American Express and General Motors have been offshoring certain accounting functions to India. Another big technology outburst is blockchain technology, blockchain is a huge development in the IT world that allows secure record-keeping in online ledgers where members share and confirm information, making transactions very transparent and leave an identifiable audit trail which facilitates the audit process, thus requiring fewer auditors to work on blockchain-driven engagements and save a huge amount of their time on mundane and repetitive tasks they perform. AI will not replace the accountant’s job, however, the technology will transform the duties they perform to focus more on analyzing and interpreting the data, as well as having a more consulting approach than just auditing.

  4. Automation: the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production processes. Automation is a sad reality of life in the 21st century, as the world becomes increasingly advanced, and technology progresses at a rate the likes of which the world has never seen. While automation is the inevitable result of technological advancement, it is important to prepare for whatever happens as a result. In merely “10 years’ time, 50% of jobs will be changed by automation;” this is a very troubling statement to hear. What should be even more troubling however, especially to the children of Generation Z, is that hardly anything is being done to prepare for such an abrupt change. While you often hear politicians promising to bring jobs back to our once industrial mecca of a country, you rarely hear them speak of the harsh reality. The reality that as technology advances, the world population is rapidly increasing and there simply won’t be enough jobs to go around. Not when machines can do the same work at a fraction of the cost.
    Of course there are many blue-collar jobs that can never be replaced by machines. I have firsthand experience working in construction and have seen the importance of human ingenuity. That’s not to say there are enough construction jobs to go around, nor that there are as many people willing to take them. Unfortunately a great majority of blue-collar workers are seen as expendable, and it pains me to think so many people could stand to lose their jobs. It begs the question, where will America be 10, 20, 50 years from now? One can only hope that as society and technology simultaneously advance, many new jobs will be created. The America of Eisenhower and Kennedy was full of endless hope for what man could achieve. While society today is surely lacking in the area of hope, it makes it all the more important for the children of my generation to become innovators. We should be looking forward to the job opportunities of tomorrow, not harping on the jobs that will soon be lost. I believe that space exploration is the obvious answer to our problems. Who knows what new careers may take form in those endeavors?

  5. As of today, we all live in a world of technology. Everyone is trying to have the new technology product out there. For example, when Apple released its new iPhone the iPhone 11 pro, most people went and got it just to be using the technology on the phone. Another example is the Tesla cars they are Electric cars and uses more technology than our regular cars. However, you see them now often on the road because people are trying to get used to the new technology. Technology changes every day and gets better and people try to be up to date and learn every new thing. A lot of businesses or companies trying to adapt to new technology and increase it. For example, Walmart and Shoprite have the self-checkouts that you can scan your produces, pay, and leave without interacting with a cashier. And people are liking this improvement or change in technology. They like to do the self-checkout rather than waiting in a long line. Additionally, there are different ways to pay that involves technology, for example, Apple pay. If people do not have their credit card or if they do not want to get it out, they just could get their phone out and use their Apple pay to pay.

    All of there technology is beneficial for all customers and employers for making our life’s easier. However, it could be scary for some employees. According to the article, “By 2022 alone, 75 million jobs will probably be displaced across 20 major economies, while 133 million new ones will spring up in industries that are only just gaining traction”. This shows how many people will be losing their jobs soon, especially that 2022 is not that far. However, the author mentioned that 133 million new jobs will be created, but does employees will adapt quickly enough that it will not affect our economy badly. Companies and industries need to give people time and a chance to learn new specialized skills, gain knowledge, and experience.

  6. As a Junior Marketing major, I have had to become very familiar with the idea that “jobs will be changing”. In high school as I came across ideas of what major I would pick, I had to focus most of my decision making on the future of the job force and what would be the most demanding job come graduation in 2021. After coming across Marketing, I knew I would have to adapt to the ever changing world of Marketing and how much it would change within the 4 years I would be in college. There are so many technological advancements that have occured during my 3 years at Rider and I have had to adapt to the increase in Social Media and how to attract consumers. Technological jobs and majors have become so much more popular and demanding in recent years and the universities and colleges have had to adapt to that change. I completely agree with some of the main points of this article, and with much analysis, I came to the conclusion that the many things talked about will indeed affect my future.

    Being in college, I have learned some excellent skills and lessons that would benefit me in the future. In the article above, it’s noted that business’ are not re- training their workers to the change that is occurring and that has affected their business’ as a whole. It was also noted in the article that some of the low-skill jobs will soon be taken over by all of the uprising technology advancements in the workplace. The 4 steps that were talked about in this article are things that come to mind when I think of my future in the workplace. Life-long learning is something that I think of when I want to see my future in the field of Marketing. I want a career that will always make me learn and grow so that I am never out of the loop and I am keeping up with trends.

    Another interesting thing about this article are the graphs. Both of these graphs accurately picture changes in the workforce, not only skills but also departments of jobs. It is shocking to see the statistics on this information and the projections for the future. By 2030, who knows what the world is going to look like. It has already changed so much from 2010-2020, and the technological field is constantly upgrading and becoming more intricate. It is noted in the article, that travel and logistics in North America will be at most risk by automation. This will have a major change in the way that jobs are being run, how the population is using, and how technology is being used. It is also said in the article that children who started school in 2016, will move on to jobs that most likely won’t even exist yet. It is bazare to think that the children of the past decade will be changing the world completely come the next decade. There is also the concern for employment growth due to the aging population, where people born between the years of 1946-1964 will be retiring and leaving their jobs, or do not know how to compete with the young generation that understands the complex technological advancements.

  7. When a lot of people hear that jobs are changing and technology is taking over, they become scared. They envision an almost post apocalyptic world, one with war raging on between man and machine. While I agree, the prospect of losing your job can be scary, but according to this article only 5% of jobs will be eliminated, and 50% will change. I think change is something we as a society should embrace, not fear. The use of computers and automation is change that moves us forward to a more efficient future.

    Because the world is rapidly changing, the people need to be changing at the same rate. The article mentions how upskilling will be a must in order to have employees properly trained to do their new jobs. Training employees the computer skills they need to keep up is important. But I believe that changing the education system’s curriculum to include a more current reflection of today’s workplace is more important. In-depth computer and technological training should be at the forefront of today’s education systems. As the article mentioned, technologically has the potential to further increase inequality amongst lower socio-economic groups. An emphasis should be put on getting the lower income areas the technological needs they need to keep up with their more privileged counterparts. Today’s youth are the future employees that will fill these changing roles. Preparing them young will not only help them be ready for those jobs, it will help them continue to push society forward.

  8. The future Mr Diana is painting sounds very intimidating. 50% of the jobs will be changed to automation in 10 years. Makes me wonder if the unemployment will shoot trough the roof or if there will be new kinds of jobs or if there will be any kinds of jobs in the future. Mr Diana uses few very vague terms; He says that “9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills” which to me doesn’t say anything. What is the definition of digital skill? Being able to use an Iphone or being able to do what the IT guys do?

    One thing Mr Diana mentioned was that the transporting business is going to get automated soon. I am very excited for it as it means that moving from place to place will be a lot safer. As Dr Shannon said in a previous class, the technology will learn a lot faster than a human. If the new technology makes a mistake, every AI driver learns from it and tries to avoid it. Compared to humans, only one or two people learn from a single mistake. I wonder when the driverless Ubers will become common. If I was working for Uber as a driver I wouldn’t be too excited about it, and would probably start thinking an alternate career.

    Other thing that caught my eye was the first graph. It showed the high risk jobs for automation and it had divided it in regions. In North America it seems like every job is in risk of automation meaning there will be people laid off. On the other end of the graph is South America which had quite low percentages of automation for jobs. Makes me wonder if there any other reasons than economy? In every other region transportation is the highest rank job for risk but in South America the number one is Energy, utilities and mining. Why is that?

  9. There is always talk about jobs and how they are changing, especially in a college setting where everyone is attempting to get a degree so that they will have a better opportunity to have one of these jobs in the future. With this article and the various changes to work and jobs in the future might change the way that we obtain degrees and for what concentration they are for. Most people would assume that these new jobs would be technology based because of the notion that is outlined in the article that in ten years from now about 50% of jobs will be more automated and in some way will be changed by this automation. Even though this is ten years from now it is still in your best interest in my opinion to become more accustomed to technology and obtain the skills necessary to use it. Some of this automation can be seen today already though, when we go shopping in the grocery store there tend to be more self-checkout areas now than there are cashiers working at any given time. This is only one aspect of the technological automation in the workplace and it will only increase further from here. Such things occurring can only raise more questions though, one such being what is going to happen to the low skill and young people who have these jobs now? Will unemployment rise? Or will these people in these positions now take over a new type of job that will in ten years be considered low skill? These low skill people will have to adapt and take over the computer engineer positions as the article states that will replace the jobs that we now think to be low skill. Some may think this is a bad think and jobs will be lost but overall as a society it forces people to become better and advance themselves, only creating a smarter and more advanced society that will be better for everyone.

  10. This article raises great points on how automation could severely impact major economies and cripple billions of employee’s source of income. Although I agree with all the points made in this article I cannot help but think that we have ourselves to blame for this upcoming crisis. While this article seems to focus on the negatives of the inevitable automation takeover within the next decade or so, I would like to address the fact that we as consumers are responsible for this drive to make business operations more efficient and accurate. I would like to start by focusing on companies within an industry that will benefit greatly from automation.

    One, in particular, is the distribution industry specifically UPS, Amazon, USPS, and FedEx. In a recent article published by Parcel and Postal Technology International, it describes how UPS has recently partnered with a self-driving technology company, Waymo, to develop and pilot autonomous package pick up vehicles. In fact, this technology is being tested as this comment is being written as, “Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica minivans will shuttle packages from The UPS Store locations to a local UPS sorting facility for processing,” in the Pheonix area. Although the goal for this developing technology is for the self-driving vehicles to efficiently pick up packages from local UPS sorting facilities meant to be processed, there is still a need for a driver or passenger to assist in the successful pilot. Eventually, the successful implementation of the fully developed self-driving software will enable UPS to transport “packages to our sortation facilities sooner and more frequently, while also creating an opportunity for later drop-offs for next-day service, can add enormous value for our customers.” Speaking purely from a consumer’s perspective, we are the cause of this drive towards automation. We as consumers put the stress and demand on retail companies and others like them to provide almost instant checkout experiences when online shopping coupled with the ability to deliver the product the very next day.

    Overall, I believe this article should be shared more to inform the public of this automation trend across multiple industries that will severely disrupt those with “low-skill professions”. Once this information is shared those who know they will be affected will hopefully look towards taking advantage of up-skilling programs to gain security in the future. I really enjoyed reading and writing about this topic.

  11. That’s very interesting to think about, that we are heading towards a completely digital world. Soon we will be living a world where it’s all about automation and AI. But probably what I found most interesting is when looking at the graph about the demand for existing skills it seems that the demand for cognitive abilities and complex problem solving were among the top skills that are being demanded now and are going to continue to be demanded. Its very true what the article says when it talks about a lot of business talking about automation initiative and how they need to keep up with society because everything is becoming digitalized. That’s cool and all but they should also focus on up-skilling programs to because if the company only looks at the new people they can hire and work with that are up to date with the technology of the current decade then they will be in danger of leaving their current employees behind. But if they can also introduce programs that are able to improve upon the skills of their current employees, I think that business as a whole would be able to fully maximize their opportunities. I think for the longest of time technology has been increasing and improving at an exceptional rate but I think that humans have hit a big wall right especially with AI, I think it seems like we don’t know how to get past the phase in technology. Everybody has this idea of how the world is going to look at the end of this decade but personally I think that that whole futuristic world that everyone sees, we are still very far from achieving that maybe I could be wrong and we could be very close to living with robots and flying cars but I highly doubt that would happen anytime soon. Unless mysteriously we have a tremendous break through in technology and then we enter a golden age and revolutionize technology as we know then possible by the end of the decade we will live in a 100% automated world where AI is the ruler and we are just its pawns.

  12. Automation is changing the ways of the work world and inevitably the future of the low skilled worker. While there aren’t many jobs that will be eliminated by automation, there are massive issues concerning the elimination of low skilled workers. Jobs like drivers, people in factories, and other manual jobs will eventually be phased out. Fortunately, many companies are encouraging their workers to up-skill and gain new abilities that will make them stay relevant in the workforce. I believe that the fear of automation should be relevant in people’s lives, however, I don’t think people should fear that they will be completely phased out of the workforce. There is a huge push from major companies to invest in upscaling. Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, for example, has pledged 700 million dollars to invest in upscaling. Some of the programs they have include the Amazon Technical Academy, which aids non-technical staff to better their tech literacy helps employees possibly work in software engineering. They also have a program called Associate2Tech, which takes warehouse workers and has the goal of moving them into more technical roles. Amazon is at the forefront of innovation, yet they continue to invest heavily in the betterment of their employees. Similarly, PwC is also contributing roughly 3 billion dollars to upskill nearly 275,000 employees so they can stay employed in the future. The company’s global chair said that the goal of the program is to develop new skills for employees, so they are in a better position down the line when jobs begin to become rendered obsolete. Even companies that specialize in automation are attempting to improve the chances for lower-skilled workers to get jobs. IBM, who works heavily with AI, is using their AI technology to create the SkillsBuild Platform which attempts to identify specific job skills that workers can develop to stay competitive in the workforce. Even though many jobs are becoming menial, companies are aware of the issues surrounding automation. While the world is changing at a rapid rate, there I believe there will always be opportunities for those who lack the skills to keep up in the job market.

  13. Jobs have changed and evolved over time. For my parents and grandparents it is not foreign that a man would assemble a car at a factory rather than a machine. This trend is certain to continue as new technologies such as self driving cars and remote drone delivery continue to develop in the background of our bustling society. This puts low skill workers such as taxi or uber drivers, delivery drivers, and more at risk of losing their jobs. The jobs in those industries are shifting to a more digital and data based work. This wouldn’t be an issue if we were teaching the workers the skills needed for the future. As the article states only 5% of jobs will be eliminated but nearly all will change. A simple solution to this problem is to make companies teach the necessary skills to their workers to succeed in the future. If this does not happen then we will face large scale unemployment and inequality, an issue still being dealt with when previous industries underwent automation. In a capitalist society, a source of income is totally necessary to sustain oneself, but as we drive towards full automation in most workplaces, it is time to consider what a future society based in capitalism looks like. Will there be enough “jobs” to go around to the population in order to make a living or will there be a job shortage. How will we recover if there is a job shortage? These are all questions that need to be asked in the present, before we make these advances in technology and make those strides irreversible. Businesses trying to increases profits should not come at the cost of human life or welfare. The government should be investigating this further and coming to a solution, if necessary of how to sustain a jobless population. As far as the immediate future is concerned, we have time to figure things out and to teach new skills to low skill workers to succeed in an automated workforce. We are running out of time, though, so it is time to get moving and prepare ourselves for the future.

  14. This article, other than the numbers that I have not done other research to know if they are accurate, is the scary truth of the future. I think my generation specifically, consisting of being born around 2000, is the most affected by this change over of the types of jobs that are going to be in the country. We are all paying for degrees right now that we hope there is going to be a job opening for in the future but are uncertain because of the amount that companies are cutting back and the fewer positions available due to AI. The most affect industries are going to be transport, food industries, financial jobs, and many more. Many people in this generation are very stressed over this situation because every job requires a certain amount of experience wanted by the employer. With a degree in another field, or not enough financial freedom to be able to work for free at an internship, or back to school, this generation is faced with many tough decisions to make right here and now for the future. As we talked about it in class, a close example as to what is happening is when we switched from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy. This took a long time to finally bring everyone into the new era of work, but many people were struggling financially along the way. We are in that same exact situation, but switching from an industrial economy, to a service based economy. The trend is shifting towards everyone starting their own thing to offer to others. With the internet nowadays, it is easier than ever to be self-employed and many people go for that option. I personally would love to be self employed running a custom car shop, but with more efficient vehicles coming out, that business might be thing of the past. In certain places in Europe, a vast majority of cars have been banned from use because of their supposed environmental impact. If that happens here, that would have been a wasted amount of time for me. Personally, I think the big industries to get into right now are either a trade or being a public servant. Those are two jobs that are not going away in the near future and have been overlooked by many. Trades especially almost pay as much as people get from their college degrees because so many more people are opting to get their degree. There is a lack of supply of workers in that industry compared to the past and is a safe, secure job.

  15. t is not surprising at all that the job market has changed and will continue to change as technology advances and more and more employees are replaced by automated machines. The one issue that seems to arise is that the income gap will only continue to grow as technology take over more and more. For example, the kids with high level college degrees will still be able to get jobs because of the nature of working along with technology, such as fixing computers, programming, and coding. It is the ones who are not so fortunate to be educated that will suffer the most. If Walmart went to strictly self service cash registers, many people would lose their main source of income. This is very concerning to the future of our society. Of course they will always need people to stock shelves and help out, but now corporate takes home a bigger paycheck because of the lack of necessity for real employees.This would leave the poor continuing to be poor and back up the saying “the rich only get richer.”
    I wonder how this will continue to shape society. If this is being taught in school, maybe more and more kids will be willing to go for a higher education and strive to make themselves better. Many say that you do not need a degree to make a lot of money, and that is currently true to an extent, such as blue collar workers, but if technology is going to continue to be more productive, the youth might have to continue to make higher education a big priority. This article could be seen as a wakeup call to students. Students should realize the importance of working alongside technology and being on the receiving end of technological support, instead of getting replaced by it.
    The article mentioned that only 5% of jobs are being eliminated by the takeover of technology, however, this is a statistic that does not seem too bad, but will only keep growing. If the article is correct about the state of jobs, how many people will not be qualified to keep up with the necessity for bright minds? If that stat continues to go up, in 10 years in could be 1 in 10 jobs gone due to technology. People need money to spend money and keep the economy going… this is concerning.

  16. Frank Diana’s article, ” Jobs will be very different in 10 years” highlights that the worry isn’t in job education, but that employees have to adapt to developments in technology and the advances that they come with. Things such as documenting, analyzing and data tracking are going from paper to digital in a matter a few years, but while responsibilities within the workplace remain the same, and often condensed to one person with a computerized device. He discusses how valuable technology skills are becoming an increasing demand, and ultimately, there will be an influx of new jobs that require these skills over the course of the next 10 years.

    Diana focuses on the idea that young people today need to focus on ” up-skilling”, in order to be prepared for the new jobs that will be produced in the future. Because these new jobs focus heavily on technology skills and knowledge, many people will need to be taught about automation and acquire digital skills. He claims that many professions will now be geared towards information communication technology, rather than the “low skilled positions” that he believes people have been preparing themselves for. He emphasizes that though many old positions will be replaced with technology, only 5 % of jobs will be eliminated. At first, this seems comforting and reassuring, especially for those who up to this point, have not had to meet the demands of technology-based duties. It seems as though an increase acquisition of all these new jobs and only losing a handful will correlate with employment also going up. It is important to consider how much more education and training is required for these types of jobs across the workplace and fields. Before the evolution of technology and rapid intersection with the workplace, some only had to know how to complete a task they were assigned at work. This new nature of all jobs will require people to know how to manipulate and use technology to complete tasks that may be as simple as filing to newly developed tasks that may be a result of eventual advances in technology

  17. Simply put, the world is moving faster than we are and, to prepare, we need to over-prepare for today’s world. By that, I mean become educated, work hard, and let people know you are doing both, because you need to prove that you are better than a machine. While many view this development as bleak, I just see it as a fact and accepting it now will make not losing my job become a lot easier. On top of that, people need to accept that they will not have the same career their whole lives and that may not be entirely their choice, in tomorrow’s world much more than today’s or yesterday’s. A thought process that I subscribe to is that, at any point in my life, I will never know what I will do with the rest of my life. While I will probably never be personally affected by automation in my lifetime (a.k.a. lose my job to a machine), I will say that it is horribly unfortunate for “unskilled laborers” and those who lack a college degree or work in a field that is being replaced. In class, we talked about delivery drivers, Amazon, and self driving vehicles. Between Amazon’s drone delivery, autonomous cars, and the millions of people whose employment is driving, a lot of jobs are about to disappear. For these workers, comparable to those at a store or a McDonald’s which have computers to order and pay at, they will not have many options outside of manual labor for jobs unless they become more skilled. If, theoretically, all of those workers were to become skilled and enter other work forces, it would put more of a strain on those industries and, no matter what, people will become unemployed. Seeing the sheer amount of people who are unskilled or over-skilled in areas that do not pay is troubling, and hopefully people will choose to change before they are forced to.

  18. It is a matter of time until most of today’s low skill jobs, mainly regarding production labor, are replaced by an automated alternative. Although from a capitalist and corporate perspective automation can be beneficial, the reduction of low skill jobs could have a negative impact on the economy. This is because low skill jobs are performed primarily by people who don’t have the resources to pursue higher education or the opportunities to upskill. High skill jobs, in a a country like the United States, are mainly in the tertiary sector. This sector, where services predominate (that is until artificial intelligence eventually takes over it), contains most of the jobs that, for the moment, can be performed only by specially skilled humans, but also many of the simple customer services that may become automated very soon. There are certain services that will still be important I n the event of a major switch to automation, these jobs will be services regarding machinery maintenance, management, etc. However, if many low skill jobs are replaced by automation, a significant part of the population would face unemployment. All those persons whose main income comes from serving food at a fast food restaurant, driving a car for the UPS or Uber, or other positions which offer a simple customer service will probably be substituted by an artificial intelligence very soon. Overall, automation will definitely reduce a lot of costs, which would benefit private corporations greatly, however, it would also bring repercussions as many of the low skill workers would be unemployed, something that may contribute to increased poverty and a bigger separation between social classes. Automation at a large scale can compromise the stability of the US economy. We will have to wait and see how this matter evolves, for now, automation is still in its early stages.

  19. Automation is part of the fourth industrial revolution. Automation is scary and magnificent at the same time there are self driving trucks and are being tested. It’s amazing that jobs are evolving but it’s scary the people that work those jobs would adapt. In history people have adapted to different industrial revolutions but many did not and those that did not adapt or evolve with technology saw themselves ruins. It’s not only people that got ruined but companies that also suffer the same results for failing to adapt to the newest technologies. As the article explains that Jobs are going to evolve and only 5% of jobs would disappear as automation progresses, but people do not always adapt because some are comfortable with what they have been doing. There are people that can not just learn new stuff because some are receptive to change and from those that actually try to adapt, some will fail to adapt quickly to the changes. Many jobs would be automotive and many leaders would say to adapt, to learn software, to learn how to code. But like previously stated, not many are able and not many want to. Many have only known how to do a certain job for so long that when it’s taken from them it is like taking their purpose from life.
    Also with Automation comes AI, a fearful topic to some and amusing to others. AI is appealing but Automation with AI is fascinating but extremely scary. There would be robots that start to be engineered to do specific jobs. Another automation an AI that is absolutely fascinating is the power that prosthetics have when AI can help. Having the ability for AI to help a robotic arm feel like a real arm is stunning and gives hope. However,Companies and industries always want less people if production or in business because people are humans and make mistakes. An AI robot would not make mistakes because it adapts and self teaches constantly to find a better way to do tasks better and more effectively. The endless possibilities of what can be automated are endless. Just imagine talking over the phone and not even knowing that you are talking to an Automotive machine that sounds so human. A Video Call that is with an AI software that looks so real you are not able to tell it is just a software.
    Automation has great potential in healthcare where AI nanobots are being developed to potentially fight disease. But there is also a Major concern with Automation and AI, like cybersecurity problems. Would it be easy for a self driving truck to be hacked, or an AI software that goes rogue and starts world domination. They sound like ideas that came from a movie but is the only fear that people have of Automation and AI. Many people are not paying attention to the progress of automation and AI. Not many people care that there are self driving trucks being tested. Many admire and want a self driving car like a tesla. Not many are looking at the real potential that automation and AI have together. They are amuze by what things it can produce but would be against it when their jobs change and they have to adapt.

  20. The evolution of many aspects in this world can be scary, yet quite intriguing. Much of this evolution can make an impact on how we see the world, how the world works and how easy or hard the change will make our life. I believe that this article is doing a good job of doing all three of these impacts, which should ease our mind instead of worrying us.
    The world is ever changing, and with it so is business. With automation, the future of business is seen as dreary for physical workers. I do not believe this to be the case. In this article, the author talks about how in 10 years “50% of jobs will be changed by automation – but only 5% eliminated.” To me, I believe this is a positive outlook for the future of where business is heading.
    I also think with many facts and figures this article helps us prepare for how the future of business will operate. With the provided information on how unprepared most people will be for upskilling their technological progress, we can help change the statistics. Knowing that we need to make the change and with that change will come prosperity without worry, us as business people can provide more opportunities to upskill and be prepared for the automation and technological advances we will see in the future.
    So for me, I don’t see this article as a “doom and gloom” omen for the future, but a cry for help; for change. Together, I think we can change where we’re going and transition into an ever-changing future as effortless as possible.

  21. This article claims there will be major changes to the job market in the next decade, in just ten years time 50% of jobs will be changed by automation but only 5% of jobs will be eliminated. Over time jobs have always been evolving around the world as companies are always trying to find ways to make jobs easier which could save time, and overall time equals money. Companies today will do almost anything to save money and if that means replacing human workers with AI technology, then companies will most likely invest in AI technology that can do the job faster and more efficient. AI technology today is very advanced and is still getting stronger, growing up when I heard the term AI which stands for artifical intelligence, I would always think about the CPU enemies in the video games I would play, most players would call these enemies AI mainly because they were able to think almost like a real gamer would but really its because they were set up that way by the game developers.
    When I read this article I still wasn’t a hundred percent sure what exactly artificial intellegence was, the definition I found on google stated, “In computer science, artificial intelligence, sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans.” This definition was mostly what I already knew about AI but it made me think what is the “natural intelligence” us humans have that machines do not? With that being said AI technology clearly has the power to take millions of jobs and will end up being cheaper in the long run. The author of the article also claims 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills, I agree that most jobs in the future will require you to be able to use a computer or tablet as most companies today are becoming more digitally inclined and would require there employees to understand these digital concepts. Jobs In the future will be less office jobs, machine workers, and low skill skilled jobs and there will be more of a demand for computer technicians, programers, and graphic designers.Overall I realize that since the world is become so digitally advanced workers will have to adapt to these changes or else they be replaced with someone younger who is more digitally inclined.

  22. I find it very interesting how automation has such a huge impact on jobs. The increasing use and advancement of technology seems like it is supposed to help the economy and secure new creation of jobs, but also is creating an issue that will grow with every passing year. Employees are not being trained on the rising level of technological advancement and knowledge in the workplace. While there are some companies thinking about the future of their employees as the article states, “only 15% communicate about up-skilling initiatives” (Diana), the rest are turning a blind eye on potential employees that are not able to keep up with the rise of technology. For example, in places such as Home Depot and Walmart, the check-out lines are turning self-automated. Cashiers are being used less and now have to be trained how to use these machines. The same thing is occurring in McDonald’s, where now you are given the options to order food through touch screens. Employers are not properly preparing current and future employees with the automation boom that is happening. They are willing to quickly adapt to automation to increase business but are not taking into consideration how many current workers do not have to access to properly keep with this transformation and are being left behind. Because of this, people who are not being prepared, or cannot find methods to keep with, for this automation are going to be more vulnerable to losing their jobs and having a much more difficult process to find others.
    This article also mentions how there will be many other jobs affected by innovation of technology as it states, “Over the next 10 years, 1.2 billion employees worldwide will be affected by the adaptation of automation technologies and AI” (Diana). This also reveals employees and potential employees have the opportunity to take advantage of this new job market if able. Through education in fields such as computer science, engineering, and many other technology based majors, people have the opportunity to secure new types of jobs. In an article written by Amit Chowhry he says, “…growth of artificial intelligence could create 58 million net new jobs in the next few years”. Although some of the more low-skilled labor jobs are being taken away, I feel these new jobs entering the market will be more stable and last longer. Not only is the U.S. is this rapid growth happening but also all around the world. With more automation, time and money saving techniques are and will be used by companies, causing the economy to rise. A study performed by PwC supports this by stating in the same article, “AI, robotics and smart automation technology will bring greater economic benefits. And this could contribute up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030” (Chowdhry). Although in a perfect world companies need to provide help to current low-skilled workers, the shift by technology is accelerating the process much faster than expected, but also for the better since the U.S. and even the rest of the world will experience economic prosperity in the long run.

  23. The article addresses the changes that are happening in the workforce while touching some very eye-opening points about the future that we will be living in. Throughout all of highschool and throughout my experience in college I have constantly been told of the importance of being technologically literate. One of the biggest stereotypes that I have heard while in highschool and college is that the advancement of technology will eliminate many jobs around the world, and that there will be no use for unskilled workers. When in reality the advancement of technology will impact 50% of jobs by integrating some sort of automation while actually only eliminating 5% of jobs. The article also states that by the year 2030 9 out of 10 jobs will require some sort of digital skill. This is evident in the world that we live in today. There are many jobs which in the past had no use for technology, but are now starting to implement some form of technology to increase its efficiency.
    There is no doubt that the advancement of technology is having a significant impact on the workforce, but what people fail to realize is that they can prepare for this change.
    There are certain skills that are growing in demand to help adapt to the technological future that the world is moving in to. Unsurprisingly the main ability that is growing in demand are cognitive abilities. This is due to the fact that skills such as the speed of information processing and system skills are all crucial skills to be able to adapt to the rapid growth of technology and the changing work environment. Employees now have to be able to adapt with the speed of all the new technology in the workforce and understand how to operate these new machines and softwares. Overall, the statistics and predictions in this article about how technology will affect the future are just over the horizon and it is detrimental for people to start adjusting to this change now so they can still have a secure job in the future.

  24. While many people who currently have jobs that may be impacted by advances in automation, I believe that these innovations will be more beneficial than most people believe. It is undisputed that times are changing to more digital and automated solutions. We currently live in a time period which is home to the largest number of innovations in human history. As a society we are finding new ways to do things, which are more efficient, everyday through the uses of technology. One can then understand why according to Frank Diana’s article 50% of jobs will be affected by automation but only 5% of these will be completely removed. When first reading that prediction, it is worrying that people may lose employment due to lack of training if they work a low skill job. While some may be replaced by automation, many more jobs will open up in completely new sectors. The rapid growth of these new sectors will cause job shortages within them. This will lead to new and rapid training programs to fill the gaps that will be experienced in these various sectors. Therefore, I do not believe that these advancements in automation will have an effect on things such as the unemployment rate in our country.
    The author also discussed that 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills within the next 10 years. I personally believe that the numbers will be closer to 10 out of 10 jobs because of the efficiency that individuals and companies will be able to achieve by integrating technology into everyday tasks. Automation is not something that should be feared. Instead, it is something that should be embraced. These advancements are what allows us as a society to be able to live the lives that we do. Without such things, one’s quality of life would without a doubt decrease.
    Lastly, this article left me thinking that the question at hand is not whether or not automation is a good or bad thing. Instead, the question should be if we as a society are ready for such drastic changes, will we be able to ramp up the world’s education system to meet these new changes? These changes are coming to our world whether it be good or bad, but it is how we adapt to these changes that will define us.

  25. The transformation happening in the workplace due to the advancements with technology is intriguing for most but could be detrimental to some. The article shows that a change in jobs is coming but may not be what we expected. The jobs will be available but will require understanding and knowledge of technology including digital skills. Unfortunately, this will alienate many individuals, especially the low-skilled workers. Today, we can already see the demand shifting towards IT professionals and moving away from warehouse workers, machine operators and low-skilled positions. In this era of change, we can see many companies informing their employees of the upcoming change to automation, but severely lack in their preparation and implementation of upskilling possibilities. A fear that was expressed in this article and can easily be understood, is the potential increase to inequality amongst society due to not properly preparing vulnerable employees whose jobs will be mostly affected soon.
    An interesting statement from this article was that 50% of jobs will change with automation but only eliminate around 5%. This information increases the importance of upskilling employees to work with technology rather than fully replace their position. The economy will suffer the effect of this if companies lack the willingness and attention to upskill their employees. An important part of this potential increase to inequality would be to understand that lower socio-economic groups have less interaction with technology, which can leave them extremely vulnerable. The support and initiative to train and educate the low-skilled and inexperienced worker will be crucial to preparing for a new look workplace.
    This article offered an insight into a growing demand for qualified workers but recognized these positions will be replacing numerous low-skilled workers jobs. To fully understand and prepare for the upcoming changes to the work environment, action must be taken by individuals and companies. The ability to entrust low-skill workers and construct a more inclusive future of work is dependent on targeted upskilling, especially with the support of business leaders. The transition with technology in relation to potential work can be a profound opportunity and an important part of the growth for our society.

  26. This article was quite eye-opening to say the least. As a student in college studying management, it is very easy to isolate yourself from the outside world and not pay attention to what is happening around us. It is hard to wrap your head around the fact that many jobs that are currently available today are no longer going to be available in 10 years. People are not going to be needed in many jobs such as machine operators and even cashiers. They are going to be replaced with machines and AI because it is significantly cheaper to have a machine do the job of a human being, due to the fact that the machine does not need to be paid any wages.

    It is crucial that schools change the information they are teaching kids from a very young age so that these children are better prepared for the workforce when they reach that age. The article states a very interesting statistic, “nearly two-thirds of children who started school in 2016 will go on to have jobs that don’t yet exist,” (Frank Diana). The world is going to need more engineers rather than general laborers and it is the responsibility of our education system to make sure we can supply them. Overall, the article was very educational and I genuinely felt as if I learned something.

    • This article was quite eye-opening to say the least. As a student in college studying management, it is very easy to isolate yourself from the outside world and not pay attention to what is happening around us. It is hard to wrap your head around the fact that many jobs that are currently available today are no longer going to be available in 10 years. People are not going to be needed in many jobs such as machine operators and even cashiers. They are going to be replaced with machines and AI because it is significantly cheaper to have a machine do the job of a human being, due to the fact that the machine does not need to be paid any wages. It is a sad thought to think about the fact that many people are going to be losing their jobs to machines, but from a financial point of view, it makes all the sense in the world. The world of business does not need to halt its advancement because of the feelings of other people.

      It is crucial that schools change the information they are teaching kids from a very young age so that these children are better prepared for the workforce when they reach that age. The article states a very interesting statistic, “nearly two-thirds of children who started school in 2016 will go on to have jobs that don’t yet exist,” (Frank Diana). The world is going to need more engineers rather than general laborers and it is the responsibility of our education system to make sure we can supply them. Overall, the article was very educational and I genuinely felt as if I learned something. I also learned that it is important to pay attention to what is happening outside of Rider University because if you do not keep up with the changes in the business world, it will be impossible to get ahead of the curve, or even keep your head above water. Many people are going to find themselves without a job in the coming decade, which is unfortunate, but these people need to adapt to the changing world. They need to either educate themselves on what is needed in the workforce so that they can find a new job, or they can find one of the few jobs where humans can do better work then machines, such as landscaping or woodworking.

  27. We are currently witnessing drastic changes in our daily lives because of technology. Our cell phones have taken over most of our lives and without it, we are lost in this world. Imagine giving someone a map today and telling them they have to drive from New Jersey to Florida without the use of a navigation system. That person would probably look at you like you are insane and throw the map right back at you. Technology is really taking over and we, as humans, unfortunately don’t have the power to slow down this change and just have to embrace it. Technology makes our lives easier and way more efficient such as the application called Waze which helps determine the fastest route to the selected destination while trying to beat traffic. The paper map that’s folded up in the pocket behind the driver’s seat can get us to the selected destination but no were near as fast as a GPS which is constantly updating and telling us what time we will arrive at our destination.
    One thing that Mr. Diana stated in his article that caught my attention was that two-thirds of children who started school after 2016 will have jobs that do not exist yet. That statement really made me think about what kind of jobs we have today versus what will be available 30 years down the line. Will police officers still be necessary or will we have robot cops? Are self-driving vehicles the new way of transportation or will we still have cab drivers? These questions came to my mind while reading this article and made me realize how many jobs are at stake in the near future. Thinking about the future is like a scary movie scene, everyone closes their eyes and tries to not think about what is going on.

  28. The atomization of jobs is starting to pick up speed and there is no telling where it will take us. According to the recent Article from Robbert van Eerd, in 10 years 50% of jobs will be changed by automation, 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills, and young, unskilled workers will need help with the change. This totals 1.2 billion employees worldwide that will be affected by the automation of their jobs which they have spent their whole lives studying and working for. They will have to reskill and learn to work with the automation that has displaced their job. This will require workers to embrace this new skill and want to learn about automation and AI. With 5% of jobs worldwide being fully eliminated, I believe that those who are less fortunate and more stubborn people who will not adapt will be apart of that 5% that lose their jobs. According to a separate Article from the World Economic Forum and Bernadette Wightman, by 2022, 75 million jobs will be displaced across 20 major economies. Now knowing this and with the core skill set for workers changing, I believe that the critical actions she suggests in the article are going to be key in adapting this new technology that will invade our everyday life at an extremely rapid pace. For one, she says that we need to embrace lifelong learning. Between human skills like critical thinking and creativity to AI skills such as data analysis and computing, there are so many skills to be learned to keep up with the ever-evolving job market. The second point that she makes is to start early, and again I agree with this. Starting to learn a skillset at an early age, coupled with working hard, is the perfect recipe for success in my opinion. This does not change with AI, if the youth of this world start learning it early, there will be very successful minds. The third point she makes is to foster inclusivity. This needs to be implemented everywhere, if the individual can perform in a job setting there is no reason to not hire them because of race, gender, or religion. The final point she makes is to join forces with multiple stakeholders. This meaning to stop working individually and for companies to join forces to prepare the citizens for the new aspects of the workplace. I agree with this also, this is a great task to overcome and if people do not work together, progression could be slowed down. Job automation is already a big part of our lives already, in McDonalds and Panera Bread with the kiosks, and it will continue to be a big part of our lives so we must do the best we can to adapt.

  29. Unemployment has been a major factor in the United States economy and different countries worldwide. With modern day technology on the rise, new jobs are going to be focused more digitally than verbally. New technology with computers has been able to have meetings and interviews face to face from hundreds or thousands of miles apart. This kind of technology has helped thousands of companies save a large capita of their revenue. Also, new technology allows employees to see what goals companies are trying to achieve easier.

    Although new modern-day technology in the workplace could take a toll on the older generation. The article stated, “Many interesting predictions about what the future will hold for the business world. In the future, many jobs will be taken over with technology. This can cause many issues in the workforce due to the fact that older generations might not be able to fulfill the needed skills.” With this new technology, the younger generation is being flooded with knowledge about technology. New technology is allowing employees to get more work done faster as well. Rather than learn how to do formulas manually, they have systems where all they need is the numbers. The younger and older generation are very spread out from their strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. The article discussed how the 1.2 billion employees worldwide will be affected by the adaptation of automation technologies. This statistic equals 50% of the world’s economy and will hurt the United States employees by an estimated $14.6 trillion in wages. These numbers are proof of how the older generation of employees are in trouble. Why should companies keep higher paid veteran employees that don’t have some of the qualifications with technology that younger employees have, and will willingly take a cheaper pay roll. In the next ten years, the older generation needs to make the same shift the younger generation is making with technology so the United States doesn’t begin to have an epidemic in unemployment rates for the older generation of the Nation’s workers. If this “shift” doesn’t start now, companies are going to take advantage of newer technology that young workers know how to use over others.

  30. This article is very intriguing because, as someone who is entering the work force, it is important to know how the workforce is changing in the future. There are some important numbers brought up in this article. For example, $14.6 trillion of wages will be lost due to AI and other changing technologies. Also, it is estimated that two thirds of children who started school in 2016 are going to have jobs that do not exist yet. Seventy five million jobs will be lost due to changing technology but one hundred thirty three million jobs will be created due to changing technology. While many jobs are going to be lost due to AI, many more jobs will be created due to new technology. This is going to be an issue for older workers because it will be harder to learn new skills. However, this is an exciting opportunity for younger people because they can be leading the way of new jobs in the workforce.
    There is going to be less of a demand for office support positions and machine operators but new technology is a good thing. New technologies will allow for companies to save time on salaries of positions no longer needed due to new technology. Also, a computer can do work faster and more accurate than a human can so this is going to help companies in the long run. With new technology, younger workers are going need to adapt to this and learn how to operate the new technology to make themselves valuable to a company. However, with all this new technology there are still going to be drawbacks that are important to address. Companies like Google and Facebook have basically done what they wanted with new technology and it is finally being brought to light now with the Google antitrust probe. It is important to monitor who has control of this new technology and it is important to make sure they are using it in a way that helps society as a whole.

  31. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” – Benjamin Disraeli. This is possibly the most accurate quote I have ever read. Since the dawn of time change has been a consistent factor in all aspects of life. This is important to realize because if we do not change, we will be left behind. Employees are the lungs of businesses, without them, the business will suffer. Does an individual run a 10k without preparing for it? No. The individual needs to train and prepare their lungs for the race. Businesses need to do the same with their employees to prepare for what is coming.
    The post “Jobs will be very different in 10 years” shows statistics regarding how current jobs will change in the years coming. With the growth of technology moving at a rapid rate, it is easy to imagine the change that is coming. Due to this growth of technology, it will replace many jobs across all job markets. Businesses usually only care about 1 thing, profit. If technology can replace an individual’s job and allows a company to save money with this replacement, then the replacement is sure to happen. How can businesses prepare for this change coming and keep their employees? The answer is simple, they should start investing in their employees and focus on computer literacy. This will encourage in-house promotion and job security for employees of all levels in a business.

  32. The future can be a scary but very intriguing thing to think about. It is crazy to think about AI taking over many jobs within 10 years from now. AI is the abbreviation for artificial intelligence which are machines that simulate human abilities such as vision, communication and recognition. According to the article, 10 years from now 50% of jobs will be changed by automation. Also, 10 years from now 1.2 million employees will be affected by the adaptation of AI and automation technology. These facts made think of what I learned today in my CIS 385 class that took in the afternoon.
    In class today, we were going over information systems and some of the slides mention AI and automation technology. My professor explained the same facts that were mentioned in the article. But he also mentioned that even though AI will affect many people to lose jobs, it will also create new jobs. My professor explained that technology isn’t always reliable, that we would need experts to fix and understand AI technology. This was also mentioned in the article, that the future would see a shift in demand for technology professionals such as computer engineers and information communication technology. But having AI does have it’s benefits and will change the workforce. For example, an AI machine can work 24 hours and 365 days which means no breaks, no time off for holidays and no scheduling issues. This means that many companies will spend less money in hiring, training and paying employees in the future.

  33. As someone who grew up with the advanced technology we see and use everyday today, it is important to realize how important these technological uses can impact the workplace. When I read the title of this article, I couldn’t help but agree with the statement. Although it will be an easier transition for the younger generation, the older generation workers will have a tougher time because they have adapted to the current technological use which is more efficient to them at this time. In the article it says that “In 10 years time, 50% of jobs will be changed by automation – but only 5% eliminated.” I would agree with this statistic because even in our everyday lives, technology is changing faster than we can sometimes catch up. Also mentioned in the article was “9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills.” Again, this makes sense because we rely more on the technology on our phones, computers, tablets and more. Being in the social media generation helps as well. At this moment in time, I think Internet exposure is essential to the way how jobs will be different within the next decade.

    Although there is many good things to come with new and advanced technology, there will be occasionally some negatives. More in person assistance like IT will be out of function in years to come in my opinion due to the fact we can communicate in various ways now. The new technology will have a negative effect on job opening across the economic spectrum. Instead of a quick server when walking into some fast food restaurant, we will be greeted with computerized check out options for a faster transaction. However, that is not to say that there will be ways how new AI will ultimately create new jobs as well. Like mentioned before, since the younger generation is more into the current state of technology, it will be easier for them to transition this experience into the work place. There are a lot of positives and negatives that I can think of that will ultimately say how technology will alter our lives now and in the future. In reality, it is time to let technology run its course.

  34. The world is evolving everyday, and technology is ruling the changes that are occurring. With that in mind, the market of job opportunities is changing and jobs that are evolving, eliminating jobs that are popular in today’s age and creating new ones that require skills that many low-income workers lack. We witness today that everyone’s lifestyles revolve around technology, from checking emails to replying to text messages. Employers must take the initiative to train their employees to adapt to the future by incorporating more technology in their workplaces. In addition, society has to discuss the problems that will come from innovation and automation. Automation will help productivity and create life easier for some people, but will eliminate the jobs of many if they do not adapt to this change. Luckily for the youth of this world, the amount of jobs that will be created exceeds the number of jobs lost, so their future is bright if they can adapt to these changes.
    One change that must happen for people to adapt to the changes occurring in society is getting more involved with the changes of technology. For example, schools and colleges must provide students with the incoming changes and suggest fields of work that they would be interested in that will be a field of work in the future. In addition, society must help all of their population stay in touch with these changes. I would like to focus on the sector of prisons. Many times, people are locked away in order to learn to become better citizens for crimes that they have committed. How does one expect them to adapt to society if they have never used new cell phones and computers? Applications for jobs are all digital, so governments must teach the basics of using technology to everyone and inform them of the changes of society. From their, citizens can decide for themselves what and how to handle the changes of technology and how to adapt to changes of the working fields.

  35. I found this article very interesting because how jobs are going to change in 10 years is going to affect me and my generation. Nowadays, we are heading into a process of digital transformation of the Industry, where jobs are complex, specialized, collaborative and are constantly evolving. The new technologies are transforming every industry and raising the need to include new specialized profiles in big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT or blockchain, among other areas. The future relationship between men and machines implies understanding new systems, tools and processes.

    In my opinion, one of the most demanded jobs will be a data detective which consists on identifying the secrets contained in the data. In the future, a creative and talented person in charge of investigating the mysteries of Big Data will be necessary. Candidates must be curious, flexible and diplomatic and have knowledge in legal matters, such as lawyer or legal assistant, studies in data science, mathematics, philosophy or economics. Another job that will very demanded will be a personal memory curator. This specific job is one of the most interesting jobs because it will deal with patients to create virtual environments from their memories through virtual reality. The ideal candidate should show a high degree of emotional intelligence and narrative ability.

    We will also have some different characteristics that will surely define the jobs within a decade. First, to be accessible will be more important than being present in your office. That will allow companies to have the right people connected to do the necessary work. If you cannot connect employees in the distance in a way that is productive for the company, then take them to the office. There is a lot of technology to do a distance job, but, sometimes you need to bring people face to face so that creativity and innovation flows.

    I also think that most of the businesses will be start-ups because the jobs of the future will work without a clear management structure, with short-term management plans and high expectations. This class of organizations will need to be managed with the same combination of guidance and flexibility that business angels use in current start-ups. In addition, the work space in 10 years will be multicultural. Success will be achieved by companies with leaders who know how to take advantage of this diverse talent. Furthermore, another very important thing will be communication without intermediaries since the next decade no one will communicate with their superiors following the hierarchical scale unless it is absolutely necessary. Instead, the message will reach the recipient directly or be communicated to everyone. There will be many technologies that will enable it on any platform. Finally, social networks will no longer be so important. The information will be distributed through any channel naturally. What organizations will do is set the limits, while promoting social networking and other new forms of collaboration.

  36. I find this article to be very interesting. Personally, I think the changing careers are both a positive and negative thing. Positive because it opens up a lot of new types of jobs for those who skillset could thrive. However, I think there are a few negatives with this too. Because of the individuals who hold low-skill jobs like office support and machine operators will lose their job to automation, the working “blue-collar” middle class will fade away. This creates a danger zone allowing only two classes to stay intact, the wealthy and the poor. However, perhaps with “up-skilling” these low-skilled employees, the middle class can stay as is and just create a new type of middle class.
    Along with the changing of jobs and careers will come a change in the education system. Since it was predicted that children who start school in 2016 will acquire jobs that do not yet exist right now, I think the education system’s curriculum will have to adapt to the new workforce. Skills and mindsets that are viewed as necessary now may not be viewed as so in the foreseeable future. It will be interesting to see what jobs may come with the progressing technology.

  37. Change is something that is bound to happen, so reading this title “Jobs will be very different in 10 years” just isn’t that surprising to me. Technology is taking over but that is something that we have all known about and expected, so now that it is actually being proven, why is everyone so shocked? This article written by Frank Diana is a whole bunch of conclusions drawn from some research. Jobs are now evolving for the future generations. Personally, I see nothing wrong with that. When I was growing up I used to play with toys, jump ropes, the little toy kitchens and now children are getting iPads where they play what I played with but virtually. When it comes to my generation, we are pretty quick learners when it comes to technology because while new forms of technology were created, we were growing up with it. For example, the game boy I remember playing Donkey Kong on it, then it was the GameCube, then the game boy evolved into a Nintendo DS, and the GameCube evolved into a PlayStation and so on. My generation grew up on that and each new invention we learned to adapt to it. So now with jobs it would pretty much be the same thing. As long as we go through proper training, I feel like anyone would be ready for the new challenge. This article states that “By 2022, 75 million jobs will probably be displaced… while 133 million new ones will spring up in industries…” Sure, a lot of jobs will be displaced, however, think of all the new opportunities being created. Technology is now being made to make our lives easier, so it will most likely make our jobs easier as well. With the upcoming generations I feel as if they would be up to par with the new technologies being created for the workplace.

  38. In the article, “Jobs will be very different in 10 years,” the authpor, Frank Diana, shares his perspective of how our world will change and evolve in this decade. He claims we should expect a high advancement in AI technology. According to Frank, about 50% jobs will be affected during the changes that are going to happen. Many jobs will be eliminated and replaced with AI while new jobs will be created along with these changes. He also claims 90% of these new jobs will require digital skills. This will be reflect both positve and negatively in the economy. However, humans are very adaptive so I think this change will drive people to perserve more. That is going to be the way the world operates. I think if such changes were to happen, we could see a higher rate in technology advancement. This change will surely not be easy considering the amount of people that will be affected. Especially, the older generation who will have to re-develop skills that might feel a bit late for their time. I think its going to be a challenging period; however, its something that can be overcomed.

  39. The job industry is changing through the advancements of technology. In 10 years, researchers say that 50% of jobs will be automated. The transportation and energy industries will be at a higher risk of automation according to the article. With the increase in automation, employees will need to learn digital skills in order to be a valuable employee to any business. However in the end, all industries at some point in time will be affected by automation.
    With the recent COVID-19 virus taking its toll across the world, businesses are relying on technology more than ever. Employees are expected to either work from home through using technology or are unfortunately being laid off. Some businesses may use the self-quarantine time to focus more on ways to use technology rather than employees to complete daily tasks. Although many businesses are shut down at the moment, in the future these businesses may look for ways to cut costs, turning to technology as a cheaper alternative in the long run rather than paying an employee’s salary and benefits. At the end of the day, businesses are looking out for their own health and employees’ health. Through using technology or turning to automation earlier than the 10 year prediction, businesses are able to stay open during the COVID-19 epidemic.

  40. Technology is emerging, causing the entire world to change. That being said, jobs are continuing to change each and every day to adapt to new technological advances, and in 10 years, they will be completely different. Although that sounds pretty scary, I believe it is a positive thing. Technology is taking over the whole world with new innovations every day. The article states that 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills. This only means that jobs are significantly evolving and beginning to heavily rely on technology.

    It is crazy to think about how much technology has changed just since I was a little kid, and I cannot imagine how much it will change in the next 10 years. When I was little, we did not have much technology. Instead, we played outside or with dolls and other toys. Then came the Game Boy, Nintendo DS, iPod, iPad, and iPhone. All of these were new to my generation, but we learned how to adapt quickly, and it definitely made our lives easier and more fun. The same will happen in the next 10 years with jobs. The new technologies will just be something each person has to adapt to, which should be easy considering the changes we have gone through in the last several years. It is not like the new innovations will just cut everyone with a job. The article says that only 5% of jobs will be eliminated, while the rest will just be upgraded. But, this also brings along new opportunities to be created. Technology is just meant to make our jobs easier, and I cannot wait to see the new advancements.

  41. This article had many interesting statistics that I had not considered before reading. It is important to constantly be thinking about the future that way when it comes, you are not completely shaken. We need to look at the trends now to try and predict what our job market will look like so we can prepare accordingly. This article was written in January and talks about the importance of digital skills which was important then, but now digital skills are crucial in our new normal of a world. One thing that I think is very important to note is how much technology truly affects our working market. From the article, we see that we will have a demand away from office support positions, machine operators, and other low-skill professions and it says that over the next 10 years, 1.2 billion jobs will be affected by the adaptation of automation technologies disrupting 50% of the economy and 14.6 Trillion USD. This statistic shows how important it is that we have multiple skills because the jobs that we have had for a while are going to start disappearing. To no surprise, the jobs that we will lean towards in the future are more technology-based like computer engineers and information communication technology specialists. The system is kind of messed up because the current business leader is not even preparing the people who are in the workforce now for the change that is coming. From the graph in the article, we can see that North Americans have the largest risks for their population to lose their job to technology by 2030. The technology wave is coming faster than we know it so it important that we are ready when the time comes.

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