Are you concerned that your job is dying out? Well if so, you’re not alone. New research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that one in three (29.4%) Brits worry about their job being automated in the future.
The study of 2,000 working professionals also found that workers in social care (85.2%), distribution (70%), automotive (68.2%), construction (66.7%) and education (63.3%) are most likely to believe that their jobs will no longer be around in 30 years’ time.
The study went on to look at jobs that might be available by 2050 and asked respondents to select which out of the following seemed most appealing to them, with the top 15 ranking as follows:
- Body Positivity Expert (22.6%)
- Space Tourism Guide (21.3%)
- Air Traffic Drone Controller (18.6%)
- Extinct Species Revivalist (17.1%)
- Artificial Intelligence Teacher (17%)
- Influencer Lecturer (16.2%)
- Robot Liaison Officer (14.3%)
- Ethical Technology Advisor (14.1%)
- Personal Content Curator (13.7%)
- Digital Detox Therapist (12.9%)
- Social Media Purger (12.1%)
- Plastic Erosion Specialist (9.9%)
- Meme Expert (9.4%)
- Holographic Avatar Designer (7.2%)
- Brain Implant Specialist (6.9%)
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments: “The job market is continuing to evolve and new technologies are bringing new opportunities for UK professionals. Naturally, this might be met with hostility, particularly if you feel that your job is being threatened by automation. But that’s why it’s so important to constantly focus on upskilling and developing in your career.
“Of course, this is by no means an extensive list and some of these job titles might seem a little farfetched right now. However, it’s important to understand where our future jobs might be heading.”
In addition to this, CV-Library asked respondents to state which jobs they feel are most likely to emerge in the future, with Air Traffic Drone Controller (29.3%), AI Teacher (26.9%) and Body Positivity Expert (22.3%) emerging as the top three.
Biggins concludes: “Given that drones and AI are already technologies that are operating in the market; and with body positivity being such a big topic right now, it’s no wonder that Brits see these job roles as most likely to come to fruition. A lot of these area might simply become part of an existing job, so it’s important to keep on top of what’s happening in the industry you work in.”