How Automation is Changing Jobs, Careers, and the Future Workplace

In the 1700s, machines were widely introduced into the workforce creating the industrial revolution. During this time machines aided workers, helping produce more goods in less time. They did not replace workers, but aided in completing a worker’s tasks. In the 1940s, automation first entered the workforce to aid with the booming automobile industry. For the first time, machines replaced a human worker’s job.

Since then, automation has grown exponentially and can be found in nearly every industry. Increasingly, human jobs are being displaced and not replaced. See our exploration of this topic in the infographic below:

Fields where automation displacement are largest:

  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Food Prep
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Transportation
  • Retail
  • Trade

Industries expecting the largest surge of automation in the next two decades:

  • Retail
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare

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