The fear that machines will eventually replace human workers dates back to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. While early assembly lines did not do much to help allay those fears, the need for soft skills only humans can provide continued through the 20th century and into the 21st. Nonetheless, with continuing innovations in AI and machine learning, concerns about machines replacing humans aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

But if history has taught us anything, it’s that automating many processes to increase efficiency allows human workers to focus on highly skilled labor.  In this post from our technical recruiters at One Tech Engineering, we’re breaking down some of the jobs experts predict will move toward automation in the next decade. Contact our technical recruiting services to keep your career ahead of the curve and future-ready.

1.   Delivery Trucks and Services

There has been a good deal of buzz in the field of vehicle automation over the past year, and for good reason. Innovations in this sector are moving so fast that many delivery services are already looking at possible deadlines for rollouts on automated services. Domino’s Pizza has already begun rolling out automated delivery services in test markets. Experts believe everything from package delivery to taxi services will eventually be automated using a combination of drones and self-driving vehicles.

2.   Loan Underwriters

The demand for no-touch services received a boost during the pandemic. The convergence of data, connectivity, and AI software will only increase the demand for these services over the next decade.

3.   Customer Service Representatives

Most people have already experienced some kind of communication with an automated customer service representative or “bot.” In many cases, it can be difficult to tell if you’re speaking to a human or an AI. As AI technology becomes more refined, expect extensive automation for CSR positions.

4.   High-Risk Jobs

Any dangerous jobs where the benefit of human soft skills does not outweigh the risks to workers and the company’s bottom line will eventually be automated. Positions like bank teller and pharmacist will move toward a digital interface.

5.   Software Developers

Thanks to innovations in software development, many IT positions will be freed up with automation, leaving IT professionals to focus on more complex tasks such as oversight of applications and system security.

6.   Cyber Defense Analysts

Cyber defense experts focus on analyzing data to mitigate cyber threats. With advances in AI and machine learning, expect many aspects of this role to become automated over the next decade.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

The key to staying ahead of the technology curve is to continually learn new soft skills and remain flexible in your career path. At One Tech Engineering, we specialize in technical recruiting services across industries including mechanical engineering jobs, technical drafting jobs, and more. We offer flexibility, a healthy benefits package, and the opportunity to grow and learn in your career to stay ahead in your industry. To connect with our technical recruiters, call us at 952.884.9199, or contact us online today.