Robot Spray Painting Automotive Parts (Getty Images)

Automation is doing a lot these days, and getting better at it all the time. And that means more and more jobs are at risk, simply due to technological advances. You may wonder if your job is at risk. And thanks to a handy little program put together by management consultants McKinsey & Company, you can see how safe (or how in jeopardy) your job is. The link is HERE (just scroll down to the 3rd paragraph of the time.com article).

Some of the results:

  • Medical Transcriptionists "may not be safe." as 73% of the job can be done by robots
  • Registered Nurses are "probably safe;" 29% of the job can be done by a robot
  • Meat Packers are "probably not safe;" 100% of the job can be done by a robot
  • Maids/Housekeepers are "safe;" only 18% of the job can be done by robots (and they are terrible at making the bed).

I've always felt fairly secure that it's tough to replace a radio personality with a robot. Looks like I was correct.... for now.  


The good news, if you really are worried about being replaced by automation: there are plenty of jobs out there, and most won't be replaced by robots anytime soon. Less than five percent of jobs can be completely replaced by technology.