What Jobs May Disappear by 2030?

Written by Calvin Bowers
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The jobs market of the future is predicted to be vastly different than it is now. Jobs that we identify as necessary and traditional will disappear, while new jobs will emerge due to advancements in technology. By 2030, do you know what careers may be gone? Read on and find out more about what the future holds for jobs!

By 2030, the world is predicted to experience immense changes in technology. Jobs that rely on repetitive tasks will become obsolete as they are able to be automated. Jobs that require human interaction and empathy may also disappear due to advancements of AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology which can replace humans with automation for more efficient work results.

Jobs such as taxi drivers, cashiers, and truck drivers will disappear as technology progresses. Jobs such as teachers and caregivers for the elderly may also experience a decline due to AI advancements. As we progress into 2030, job security in these fields is not guaranteed because of the predicted changes that lie ahead in our economy and technological society.

 

Six jobs that may disappear

Taxi Drivers

Jobs such as taxi drivers rely on the ability to drive and pay attention to surroundings. Jobs like these will become obsolete in a future where self-driving cars take over and eliminate this career path completely.

Cashiers

Jobs like cashiers, which require human interaction, but not much problem solving or critical thinking skills, may also disappear due to AI advancement. Jobs that rely on simple tasks are quickly becoming obsolete due to technology.

Truck Drivers

Jobs like truck drivers also rely heavily on the ability to drive and pay attention, which will be replaced by self-driving vehicles in the future. Truck driver jobs may disappear as a career path because of this change.

Teachers

Jobs such as teachers and caregivers for the elderly rely on human empathy, but also teaching skills. Jobs like these which require a lot of interaction may be replaced by AI technology in the future due to advancement. Jobs such as firefighters will continue because they are vital to society however jobs that can disappear include teachers and careers involving caregiving or nursing services.

Travel Agents

Jobs such as travel agents which require human interaction and negotiation, but do not rely on problem-solving or critical thinking skills may also disappear. Jobs like these will be replaced by technology and the internet because it provides quick access to information without an intermediary service.

Data Entry Clerks

Jobs that involve data entry and the organisation of documents may become obsolete due to the rise of technology and AI. Jobs that require human interaction, but not critical thinking or problem-solving skills may also be replaced by advancements in technology like advanced voice recognition software, which can replace data entry clerks with machines.

 

New Jobs

As well as jobs disappearing from the market, new jobs will emerge as a result of technological advancements. Jobs that require creativity and innovation may be the next step in our workforce for those who have experience or training in these fields. Jobs such as app developers, virtual reality specialists, drone pilots, social media managers are all examples of careers that will become necessary due to technology progressions. Jobs which require strong communication skills and leadership qualities will also be necessary as technology becomes more automated. Jobs such as lawyers or engineers may become more common in the future due to technological advancements.

By 2030, it is predicted that 42% of jobs could experience some form of automation (Nelson). While this number seems high, you can take action to adapt and become prepared for the job market of tomorrow. Jobs such as app developers, virtual reality specialists, drone pilots, social media managers are all examples of careers that will be necessary for our technological society due to advancements. Jobs that require creativity and innovation may also be a good fit for individuals who want to stay ahead of the game in 2030 with new careers.

By preparing now through gaining training or education, individuals can adapt their career path to new opportunities that come with technological advancements. Jobs require creative thinking and innovative approaches to human needs, which are skills that can be cultivated now before the job market changes drastically in 2030.

 

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