What Jobs Will Likely Be Done By A Machine in the Future?

Aug 19, 2015
Personal Finance

Interactive tool on Planet Money allows you to input a given job and see the probability that it will be automated in the future.  Big caveat here of course is that future predictions are prone to error, however, when you look at factors considered, they seem to make sense. I created a mini-activity for students to complete using this interactive. 

Here is an example of the output on this tool for the job of Statistician:

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Check out the NGPF Activity on Completing a Job Application

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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