You’ve Heard the Rumors; Robots Are Coming. But Don’t Worry, These Jobs are Safe…For Now

One thing is for sure, our future is becoming more and more technological. In fact, many jobs will be replaced by robots. Our list is thoroughly researched (all information is taken from McKinsey & Company) and shows the safest jobs for the future.

Jobs with activities that are very predictable that take place in structured environments are the first to be replaced with robots. This process is known as automation. McKinsey estimates that 51% of all job-related activities in the U.S. economy fit this description. This is mainly in manufacturing, food service, and retail trade sectors.

40. Love Cooking? As a Chef Your Job Is 39% Secured

Being a chef takes a lot of skill and time in the kitchen learning. You wouldn’t naturally think that a robot can be a chef. After all, a lot of creativity is needed but, in fact, a robot can do a lot. They can order materials, supplies, or equipment, coordinate timing of food production activities, train food preparation or food service personnel and actually cook food.

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Therefore, if you love the food industry and cooking make sure you are involved in performing human resources activities, managing food service operations or parts of operations, coordinating activities of food service staff as well as communicating with customers to resolve complaints or ensuring satisfaction because those are the jobs that will stand the test of time.

Next: Taking care of nature

39. Love Working the Land? As a Farmer, Your Job Is 57% in Danger

Working on a farm can be lovely for people who love to work with nature. You need to be aware though that a robot can sell agricultural products, maintain operational records, operate farming equipment as well as operate irrigation systems. It may be comforting at least to know your job is 43% safe.

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If this is your career, you can still maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products, advise others on farming or forestry operations, regulations, or equipment, direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees as well as confer with managers to make operational decisions.

28. Love Working With Pharmaceuticals? As a Pharmacist, Your Job Is 43% Safe

In order to be a pharmacist, you need years of study and understand the medical field. Even though, robots can still order medical supplies or equipment, maintain the inventory of medical supplies or equipment, prepare medications or medical solutions and verify the accuracy of patient information.

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Be glad in the knowledge that robots can’t advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues, recommend types of assistive devices, advise patients on the effects of health conditions or treatments or manage healthcare operations.

Next: Working with color

37. Love the Arts? Makeup Artists and Theatrical Jobs Are 56% in Danger

Being a makeup artist means you love working with color, are a natural artist and are highly creative. Even so, robots can still order materials, supplies, or equipment as well as demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.

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What robots can’t do are manage budgets for personal services operations, teach health or hygiene practices, collaborate with others to determine production details, apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance as well as design costumes or cosmetic effects for characters.

36. Are You A Financial Services Sales Agent? Your Job Is 45% Safe

For these jobs, robots can process sales or other transactions, arrange delivery of goods or services, contact current or potential customers to promote products or services, customize financial products or services to meet customer needs as well as share sales-related or market information with colleagues.

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Even so, robots cannot supervise sales or support personnel, negotiate prices or other sales terms, deliver promotional presentations to current or prospective customers, sell products or services or develop professional relationships.

Next: Taking care of people’s diet

35. Love Helping People With Nutrition? Dietitians and Nutritionists Jobs Is 53% in Danger

Being a dietitian and a nutritionist takes a few years of study and an intricate understanding of the relationship food has on our bodies. In this profession, robots are still able to order medical supplies or equipment, manage the preparation of special meals or diets as well as analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.

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What a robot can’t do are advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues, provide health and wellness advice to patients, manage healthcare operations, direct healthcare delivery programs or supervise medical support personnel.

34. Are You An Audiologist? Your Job Is 48% Secured

Although this branch of medical science needs years of study and training, robots can still train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses, merchandise healthcare products or services and enter patient or treatment data into computers.

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What robots can’t do in this profession is advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues, recommend types of assistive devices, manage healthcare operations, supervise patient care personnel, train medical providers or conduct health or safety training programs.

Next: Working with chemicals

33. Are Chemicals Your Thing? As a Chemical Engineer, Your Job Is 47% in Danger

This is also a profession that takes years of study. In this profession, robots can still evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems, conduct validation tests of equipment or processes, as well as monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.

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There are many things that a robot can’t do in this profession such as direct industrial production activities, prepare operational reports, develop technical methods or processes, design control systems for mechanical or other equipment as well as design industrial processing systems. Be secure in the knowledge that your job is 53% safe.

32. Enjoy Working In The Service Industry? Baggage Porters’ and Bellhops’ Jobs Are 53% Safe

There is not always a necessity for these positions but many hotels employ such people. Robots can still prepare administrative documents, arrange services or reservations for patrons, provide patrons with directions to locales or attractions.

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At the end of the day this career usually needs a human touch and robots can’t greet customers, patrons, or visitors, assist individuals with special needs, explain regulations, policies, or procedures, arrange items for use or display, provide escort or transportation, handle luggage or other possessions for patrons as well as deliver items.

Next: Working with the forest

31. Do You Love Forestry and Conservation? Your Job Is 47% in Danger

In this career, tasks that a robot can do are train personnel in technical or scientific procedures, prepare documentation for permits or licenses, record research or operational data as well as survey land or properties.

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Tasks that robots aren’t able to do are advise others on the management of emergencies or hazardous situations or materials, advise others about environmental management or conservation, manage agricultural or forestry operations or supervise scientific or technical personnel.

30. Are You An Insurance Underwriter? Your Job Is 57% Safe

In this profession, robots can verify the accuracy of records and assess the financial status of clients.

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In this career, robots can’t explain regulations, policies, or procedures, authorize financial actions or assess risks to business operations.

Next: Having a good eye

29. Do You Love Taking Photographs? Your Job Is 42% in Danger

In order to be a great photographer, you need to have a natural talent and a good eye for what will make a photograph aesthetically pleasing or stand out. In this profession, robots can write informational material as well as maintain records, documents, or other files.

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What a robot cannot do is maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products, coordinate activities of production personnel, confer with clients to determine needs, maintain recording or broadcasting equipment or set up still or video cameras or related equipment.

28. Do You Work As a Maintenance Worker? Your Job Is 59% Safe

In this profession, a robot can order materials, supplies, or equipment, maintain repair or maintenance records, adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.

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In this kind of profession, robots are not able to maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products or confer with coworkers to resolve equipment problems.

Next: Taking care of people’s pain

27. Did You Study Physical Therapy? Your Job Is 41% in Danger

Being a physical therapist takes years of study and skill. You need to master your touch in this profession and may even deal with many athletes. Even so, a robot can still process healthcare paperwork and train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.

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In this profession, a robot cannot advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues, treat patients using physical therapy techniques or refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.

26. Are You a Construction Worker? Your Job Is 60% Safe

In this profession, you need to be good with your hands and really physically strong and fit. Be aware, though, that a robot can still record operational or environmental data, apply the material to fill gaps in surfaces and Apply sealants or other protective coatings.

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What a robot can’t do is communicate with clients about products, procedures, and policies, prepare operational reports, maintain construction tools or equipment, maintain mechanical equipment, Install plumbing or piping or solar energy systems.

Next: Interested in water?

25. Are You A Hydrologist? Your Job Is Only 39% in Danger

A hydrologist needs to be very knowledgable in what they do. In this profession, a robot can still record research or operational data, calibrate scientific or technical equipment and analyze geological or geographical data.

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What robots can’t do in this profession is direct natural resources extraction projects, supervise scientific or technical personnel, provide technical information or assistance to public or communicate results of environmental research.

24. Are You a Registered Nurse? Your Job Is 62% Safe

People say that to be a nurse is a calling. It doesn’t come with high pay but they say it is a very fulfilling career. In this profession, robots can order medical diagnostic or clinical tests, maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment and process healthcare paperwork.

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Tasks that robots are not cut out for are prescribing assistive medical devices or related treatments, prescribe medications as well as advising communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.

Next: Giving lots of love and time

23. Did You Study Occupational Therapy? Your Job Is In Danger by 34%

Occupational therapy is a career that involves a lot of care. Even so, in this profession, robots can train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses as well as maintain medical equipment or instruments.

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In this profession, what robots can’t do is advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues, recommend types of assistive devices, provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers or encourage patients or clients to develop life skills.

22. Were You Born To Be a Lawyer? Your Job Is 68% Safe

In this profession, robots can prepare legal documents, prepare documentation of legal proceedings as well as research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.

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What lawyers study so hard for is to provide legal advice to clients, supervise activities of other legal personnel, arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts and Represent the interests of clients in legal proceedings – none of which can be done by robots.

Next: Giving people a reason to smile

21. Like Being a Dentist? Your Job Is 31% in Danger

In order to be a dentist, you need to study for years. Nevertheless, in this profession, robots can still operate diagnostic imaging equipment, adjust prostheses or other assistive devices and analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.

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What robots are unable to do is prescribe medications, advise patients on preventive care techniques, direct healthcare delivery programs, supervise patient care personnel or treat dental problems or diseases.

20. Love Creating Fashion? Your Job Is 69% Safe

In this career, you need to have a really good aesthetic eye as well as know how to follow and create trends. Even so in this profession robots can maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products, write informational material, build models, patterns, or templates as well as select materials or props.

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What a robot cannot do is coordinate design activities, promote products, activities, or organizations, collaborate with others to develop or refine designs or conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.

Next: Protecting people

19. Love Protecting People From Bad Guys? Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Are 76% Safe

People in this profession take it very seriously. They have to protect the public. In this profession, robots can relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios as well as communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.

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Where the human touch steps in is where officers can issue warnings or citations, serve court-ordered documents, recommend improvements to increase safety or reduce risks.

18. As a Recreational Therapist, Your Job Is 23% in Danger

In this profession, robots can order medical supplies or equipment, train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses and adjust tuning or functioning of musical instruments.

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What robots can’t do is provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers, encourage patients or clients to develop life skills, as well as interact with patients to build rapport or provide emotional support.

Next: Helping people find jobs

17. Are You a Human Resource Manager? Your Job Is 84% Safe

As a human resource manager, you need to be able to handle employees and be able to recognize a prospective employee. Even so, in this profession, robots can still administer compensation or benefits programs, conduct employee training programs and communicate organizational policies and procedures.

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What robots cannot do is recruit personnel, hire personnel, advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters or advise others on a career or personal development.

16. Are You a Brilliant Aerospace Engineer? Your Job Is In Danger By Only 15%

As an aerospace engineer, you really need to master maths and science. However, in this profession robots can still maintain operational records or records systems, test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment and Inspect equipment or systems.

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In this profession robots cannot direct quality control activities, direct design or development activities, prepare procedural documents or design electromechanical equipment or systems.

Next: Taking care of society’s needs

15. Are You a Civil Engineer? Your Job Is 85% Safe

Being a good civil engineer requires years of study, however, in this profession, robots can still evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems, survey land or bodies of water to measure or determine features as well as test characteristics of materials or structures.

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What robots cannot do is advise others on health and safety issues, recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance or coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities.

14. Are You a Creative Writer and Author? Your Job Is In Danger By 15%

As a writer or author, one needs much inspiration, talent, and creativity. However, in this profession robots can train others on work processes as well as write material for artistic or entertainment purposes.

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Tasks that a robot cannot do is coordinate artistic activities, collaborate with others to prepare or perform artistic productions, promote products, activities, or organizations or confer with clients to determine needs.

Next: Saving people’s lives

13. As a Surgeon, Your Job Is 86% Safe

It takes many years of study to be a top surgeon. However, robots can still order medical supplies or equipment, sterilize medical equipment or instruments and analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.

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What robots cannot do is prescribe medications, treatments or therapies, advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues, manage healthcare operations, supervise patient care personnel or, of course, operate on patients to treat conditions.

12. Love Being an Interior Designer? Your Job Is in Danger by 13%

In this profession, robots can select materials or props and review details of technical drawings or specifications.

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What a robot cannot do is maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products, coordinate construction or installation activities, confer with clients to determine needs or present work to clients for approval.

Next: Taking care of specific medical needs

11. Are You An Orthodontist? Your Job Is 89% Secured

In this profession, robots can analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.

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What a robot cannot do is train medical providers, collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment, communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members or record patient medical histories.

10. As an Architect, Your Job Is 10% in Danger

In this profession, robots can prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.

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Robots cannot direct design or development activities, supervise engineering or other technical personnel, perform marketing activities, discuss designs or plans with clients or document technical design details.

Next: You will need a scientific brain for this

9. Are You a Biochemist or Biophysicist? Your Job Is 90% Safe

In this profession, robots can administer standardized physical or psychological tests, prepare compounds or solutions for products or testing and analyze biological samples.

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Robots cannot supervise scientific or technical personnel, instruct college students in physical or life sciences, prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations or develop new or advanced products or production methods.

8. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers’ Jobs Are In Danger By 7%

This is a very important job that requires lots of understanding, human interaction and empathy. All a robot can do in this job is to maintain client records.

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What robots cannot do in this very important position is counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues, counsel family members of clients or patients, counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues or advise others on social or educational issues.

Next: For the love of little children

7. Passionate About Taking Care of Little Kids? as a Preschool Teacher, Your Job Is 93% Safe

Can you imagine little 3-year-olds being entertained and taken care of by a robot all day? We can’t either. In this profession, a robot can order instructional or library materials or equipment, read to students, maintain student records, display student work or administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.

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In this profession, robots cannot distribute instructional or library materials, maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products, discuss student progress with parents or guardians or serve on institutional or departmental committees.

6. People Skills Needed! As a Sales Manager, Your Job Is Only in Danger By 6%

The only thing a robot can do in this profession is to determine pricing or monetary policies and approve expenditures.

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Robots cannot advise others on business or operational matters, advise customers on technical or procedural issues, direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities, prepare operational budgets or manage human resources activities.

Next: Getting political

5. As a Political Scientist, Your Job Is 94.4% Safe

In this profession, all a robot can do is interpret research or operational data.

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A robot cannot advise others on matters of public policy, instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines, prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters or prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.

4. As a Chiropractor, Your Job Is In Danger By Only 4%

In this profession, a robot can analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.

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Robots cannot recommend types of assistive devices, advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments, provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers, apply bandages, dressings, or splints or treat patients using physical therapy techniques.

Next: Getting into entertainment

3. Love Acting, Your Career Is 90% Safe

Celebrity actors are there for a reason. Nobody is going to support a robotic actor. All a robot can do in this profession is writing material for artistic or entertainment purposes.

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Robots cannot entertain the public with comedic or dramatic performances, collaborate with others to prepare or perform artistic productions, perform music for the public or audition for roles.

2. As a Dancer, Your Career Is in Danger by Only 1%

Obviously, in this profession, there is absolutely nothing a robot can do. We have finally reached number 1. Better put your dancing shoes on because nothing is going to be taking your career from you!

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A robot cannot train others on performance techniques, perform dances, entertain the public with comedic or dramatic performances, audition for roles, practice athletic or artistic skills, choreograph dances or monitor current trends. Your amazing job as a dancer and performer is safe by a phenomenal 98.9%.

Next: The top career that won’t be taken by a robot

1. As an Athlete You are Lucky! Your Job Is 99% Safe

In this profession, there is no way a robot can do your job. The main attraction of athletes are the people themselves that either participates in solo sports like tennis or team sports like basketball.

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A robot cannot coach others, promote products, activities or organizations, practice athletic or artistic skills, participate in athletic events or evaluate the skills of athletes or performers.