The automation provided by the digital transformation has been impacting all spheres of the job market and this includes a change in professions. Although new titles and positions not imagined a few years ago have emerged, some professions may cease to exist in the near future.
In this article, we have gathered a list of 5 professions that may cease to exist by 2030, according to a UFRJ research. Check out!
1 – Bank teller
With the rise of internet banking, standing in line at the bank has started to become obsolete. And the trend is for self-service to grow even more in banks, not only via the internet, but also ATMs, which are increasingly prepared for a good customer experience.
Soon, bank tellers can become increasingly scarce at bank branches.
2 – Real Estate Agent
The process of buying and selling real estate is full of intermediaries, since for each transaction there are at least 2 realtors in the process: one helping the buyer, the other assisting the seller.
The transactions of the future tend to have fewer and fewer intermediaries in the process, allowing buyer and seller to negotiate with each other.
3 – Taxi driver and app driver
Countries that are already more advanced in autonomous cars predict that, in the near future, one of the professions that may cease to exist is that of taxi and app driver.
The great advantage is how much the transport service can reduce costs for the final consumer with the use of autonomous vehicles.
4 – Credit agent
Artificial intelligence and machine learning may be the new substitutes for the credit agent profession, which analyzes risk factors before approving a loan or financing for individuals and companies.
This is one of the professions that is most likely of ceasing to exist, as technology is able to process a significantly greater number of data, making credit analysis safer for the creditor, with advanced criteria that will assist in assertive decision making.
5 – Janitor/Maid
Robot vacuum cleaners, smart brooms, and cleaners that don’t require a lot of manual labor could be the new substitutes for janitors/maids, according to research.
However, this is a controversial prediction, since the cleaning profession currently generates job openings in Brazil.
What new professions may emerge in the coming years?
As we have seen so far, the professions that may cease to exist are primarly those that involve manual and automatable tasks.
On the other hand, a number of new professions are being created along with the innovations of the new economy. According to the Center for the Future of Work, some of the professions that may arise are:
Director of Supply Ethics
Takes care of the ethical standards of shareholders in the expenses of a company.
Analyzes the data flow of a “smart city”.
Director of Genomic Portfolio
Works with strategies for the development of biotechnological products.
Responsible for overseeing the cryptocurrency market.
Ensures the space between cars and autonomous drones.
Artificial Intelligence-assisted Health Technician
Assists in telemedicine, patient care and medical procedures.
Want to know which professions will cease to exist by 2030? It is important to keep in mind that predictions do not always come true but being on top of the innovations and possibilities of the new economy is essential to keep up to date.
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