Job Security? 10 Jobs Where You Probably Won’t Get Replaced by Robots

job securityWe all know technology is taking over every aspect of our lives, including our jobs. And let’s face it, robots could probably do a lot of stuff better than us. Which means many of us might soon be dealing with the anxiety caused by the lack of job security.

But there are certain jobs where humans will always be needed, right?

Right! Kiplinger just revealed the top 10 positions they feel have the most job security, robots or no robots. Not surprisingly, most of them are in the healthcare and technology industries.

To compile this list of favorable jobs, Kiplinger looked at median salaries, 10-year growth projections (2016-2026) and education requirement for 785 occupations as well as data used by EMSI, a labor market research firm owned by CareerBuilder.

Will you have job security? Take a look…

1. App Developer

  • Total number of jobs: 798,233
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 21.6 percent
  • Median annual salary: $97,483
  • Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

2. Computer Systems Analyst

  • Total number of jobs: 597,812
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 22 percent
  • Median annual salary: $85,080
  • Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

3. Nurse Practitioner

  • Total number of jobs: 145,331
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 32.3 percent
  • Median annual salary: $98,288
  • Typical education: Master’s degree

4. Physical Therapist

  • Total number of jobs: 226,661
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 30.4 percent
  • Median annual salary: $83,501
  • Typical education: Doctoral degree

5. Health Services Manager

  • Total number of jobs: 337,863
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 17.4 percent
  • Median annual salary: $93,294
  • Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

6. Physician’s Assistant

  • Total number of jobs: 103,422
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 28.8 percent
  • Median annual salary: $98,869
  • Typical education: Master’s degree

7. Dental Hygienist

  • Total number of jobs: 207,223
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 19 percent
  • Median annual salary: $73,141
  • Typical education: Associate’s degree

8. Market Research Analyst

  • Total number of jobs: 557,031
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 20.9 percent
  • Median annual salary: $61,816
  • Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

9. Personal Financial Advisor

  • Total number of jobs: 251,715
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 23.8 percent
  • Median annual salary: $86,780
  • Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

10. Speech Language Pathologist

  • Total number of jobs: 142,715
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 21 percent
  • Median annual salary: $73,334
  • Typical education: Master’s degree

And of course with the good news, comes the bad news. These are the jobs with the least job security in the future.

1. Textile Machine Worker

  • Total number of jobs: 22,173
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -21.2 percent
  • Median annual salary: $27,227
  • Typical education: High school diploma or equivalent

2. Photo Processor

  • Total number of jobs: 23,853
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -19.7 percent
  • Median annual salary: $27,324
  • Typical education: High school diploma or equivalent

3. Furniture Finisher

  • Total number of jobs: 20,113
  • Projected job growth, 2015-2025: -0.7 percent
  • Median annual salary: $28,698
  • Typical education: High school diploma or equivalent

4. Radio or TV Announcer

  • Total number of jobs: 33,202
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -10 percent
  • Median annual salary: $32,383
  • Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

5. Floral Designer

  • Total number of jobs: 53,463
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -5 percent
  • Median annual salary: $23,938
  • Typical education: High school diploma or equivalen

6. Gaming Cashier

  • Total number of jobs: 23,111
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 2 percent
  • Median annual salary: $22,970
  • Typical education: High school diploma or equivalent

7. Legislator

  • Total number of jobs: 56,514
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 1.5 percent
  • Median annual salary: $20,500
  • Typical education: Bachelor’s degree

8. Metal and Plastic Machine Operator

  • Total number of jobs: 34,413
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -10.3 percent
  • Median annual salary: $30,620
  • Typical education: High school diploma or equivalent

9. Door-to-Door Salesman

  • Total number of jobs: 77,462
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -20.3 percent
  • Median annual salary: $21,486
  • Typical education: No formal education

10. Print Binding and Finishing Worker

  • Total number of jobs: 52,323
  • Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -10.2 percent
  • Median annual salary: $30,264
  • Typical education: High school diploma or equivalent

Job security is an important concern when choosing your career path. To ensure your career success in the future, you have to outsmart the machines now.

 

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