Which 5 jobs will robots take first?

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In 2012, Futurist Thomas Frey predicted that 2 billion jobs would disappear by 2030, roughly half of all jobs that exist today. Oxford University researchers reinforced this with their estimates that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first?

First, we should define “robots” as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purpose-built computer platforms, that have been trained to perform tasks that currently require humans to perform.

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Flexibility is critical for young people because ‘whole careers are vanishing overnight’

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Recent college grads

As the digital sector grows, jobs that rely on older technologies are rapidly becoming obsolete.

According to the census, between 2006 and 2011 there were some occupations where the number of people employed across the country dropped by up to two-thirds in just five years – corporate services managers, for example, fell from 21,804 in 2006 to 7365 in 2011.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1966, 46% of workers in Australia were employed in production industries. 30 years later, that proportion has diminished to 28%.

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Top 12 social and content careers to watch in 2014

Social media (and all the content creation that comes with it) is a hot place to be.

It has been quite a year for the startup community and social and technology-related businesses. In just a few months, Twitter went public, Google Glass showed up on our train route to work, and YouTube hosted ‘live’ music video awards.



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Top 19 fastest growing occupations

There will be significant growth for jobs that require a college education and occupations in health care, energy and technology.

The jobs market for the future currently looks bleak. The unemployment rate has been stuck above 7 percent since December 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And as futurist Thomas Frey recently told AOL Jobs, half of all the jobs in existence today will no longer be around by 2030.


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Millennials optimistic about career prospects

We came of age as deregulated financial institutions stumbled and took housing, bank accounts, and jobs with them. The bailout helped those industries bounce back, but what about a generation’s collective sense of security and purpose? Young people aren’t totally turned off by work despite today’s economy. They are excited about getting fulfillment from their careers, especially if they can help others.



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Top 5 hottest careers you may have never considered

There are plenty of job siting open despite the less-than-booming U.S. employment market. But there’s a mismatch between the skills that applicants have and the skills required for the careers that are in hot demand. Among employers, 25% reported that they had open positions in science and engineering that were hard to fill, and 18% said they were struggling to fill jobs in computer programming and information technology (IT), according to a 2011 report by McKinsey & Co. Looking ahead, employers could face a shortage of 85 million high- and medium-skilled workers worldwide by 2020.



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Are people with a high IQ less creative?

Albert Einstein

Lewis Terman believed that only knowing the IQ of a person could predict their success in life and this potential could be measured since childhood.  That is why he sent his colleagues to California schools and gave the children a few IQ tests, identifying 1500 children whose IQs averaged 150 points.

He took for granted that these children were going to make great contributions to their disciplines in the future.



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What is the difference between successful and very successful people?

Success is a catalyst for failure.

Successful people and successful organizations don’t become very successful automatically.  Greg McKeown, CEO of THIS Inc., says there is one important explanation that he calls “the clarity paradox.”  This can be summed up in four predictable phases:




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