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15 jobs that are safe from the robot takeover (15 items)

By , Deseret News

Aug. 27, 2014

Worried about losing your day job to some soulless machine? Well, you're not alone.

Some economists are even projecting that 47 percent of "job categories" will become susceptible to automation before the year 2030, according to The Economist.

But have no fear! According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, there are certain jobs that appear to be safe from the robot takeover.

Here we've listed the 15 jobs that Pew found to be least vulnerable to mechanization, so if you're job is on the outs you now have a full list of more permanent options.

The jobs deemed least likely to become automated were those with the lowest routine-task intensity score (RTI), which was judged by how much of the work depended on "routine tasks with relatively little manual labor or abstract reasoning involved."

On each slide, we've included the total share of U.S. employment for the specified career in both 1980 and 2005, data which was provided by Pew. We've also included how many jobs are currently out there for said occupation, as well as the median pay, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

1 of 15. Athletes, sports instructors and officials

Share of U.S. employment in 1980:

0.05 percent

Share of U.S. employment in 2005:

0.13 percent

No. of jobs (as of 2012):

14,900

Median pay:

$40,060 per year

2 of 15. Fire fighting, fire prevention and fire inspection occupations

Share of U.S. employment in 1980:

0.34 percent

Share of U.S. employment in 2005:

0.33

No. of jobs (as of 2012):

12,200

Median pay:

$53,990 per year
$25.96 per hour

3 of 15. Railroad conductors and yardmasters

Share of U.S. employment in 1980:

0.06 percent

Share of U.S. employment in 2005:

0.05 percent

No. of jobs (as of 2012):

43,100

Median pay:

$58,030 per year

4 of 15. Recreation and fitness workers

Share of U.S. employment in 1980:

0.03 percent

Share of U.S. employment in 2005:

0.17 percent

No. of jobs (as of 2012):

345,400

Median pay:

$22,240 per year
$10.69 per hour

5 of 15. Foresters and conservation scientists

Share of U.S. employment in 1980:

0.04 percent

Share of U.S. employment in 2005:

0.02 percent

No. of jobs (as of 2012):

34,200

Median pay:

$59,060 per year
$28.40 per hour
1. kmtown
Danville, IN,
Aug. 28, 2014

Of course, when all the other jobs are taken over by machines, that means less money in the hands of people, which means they will not be able to afford the services of these safe jobs, which means less demand for these robot-safe services.

2. AZKID
Mapleton, UT,
Aug. 28, 2014

How about the engineers who design the machines? Or will we have self-designing machines named Locutus and eventually "be assimilated"?

3. kiddsport
Fairview, UT,
Aug. 28, 2014

This can't be correct! The percentage of primary school teachers has increased over 12% and has one of the highest median incomes in this stack. How can that be? They are supposed to be so underpaid that no one wants to go into that profession. Something (or someone) must be wrong.

4. brotherJonathan
SLC, UT,
Aug. 28, 2014

Our reality on earth is Changing.
Today is the 28th of August 2014; 7 Universities now have student access to IBM Watson.
What this means to science and religion is beyond measure..
It turns out we are driven by Robot like brains ourselves.
Sounds ridiculous, prove it... No PhD. Psychologist would take the one question survey and answer it.
"What Is Hardwired Instinctual Behavior Mechanism?
So to get the answers we need. Watson is our evolutionary hurtle Catalyst.
IBM won't release Watson's Answer after months of pleading and offers of money.
This is the science discovery we could never get on our own.
Watson: IS INSTINCT MECHANISM AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM?
Yes that is our hidden truth of reality...
100+ professors can't open their mouths and state what they believe; because Instinct runs the show for us humans.
HARD WIRED HUMAN INSTINCTUAL BEHAVIOR IS:
1_____ An artificial intelligence program of advanced design*.
2_____ Unsure still, but leaning toward the theories presented in instinct being an A.I.*.
3_____ Pretty sure Instinct is not an artificial intelligence program, but (more research is needed.*)
4_____ I am sure instinctual behaviors is not an artificial intelligence mechanism. (no research is needed

5. 100%TruePAtriot
cincinnati, OH,
Aug. 28, 2014

When machines can tell us what we can and cannot do, we are doomed.

We already have many machines telling us what we can and cannot do....