A new study has found that factory workers are most at risk of being replaced by robots
A poll of 1,000 people, asked which jobs were at risk from robots being drafted in to do the same work, put factory workers at the top of the list, with 44 per cent saying the jobs would be consigned to the dustbin of history.
In second spot were cashiers at supermarkets and larger shops, with 40 per cent saying they were likely to lose their jobs to robots by 2037.
A recent report from Oxford University and Deloitte found that 35 per cent of jobs in the UK were at risk from 'automation' over the next 20 years.
The poll also found that 27 per cent of those polled said they would 'never' trust a robot to do a job once done by a human being and that 62 per cent said they felt 'totally secure' in their job, which they though was 'future proof'.
Laying the groundwork for the automation economy will require education, innovation, and collaboration
Rurik Bradbury, global head of research at LivePerson said that to ensure job security, Brits should take new courses to build up skills, attend conferences to build contacts and even study for a new career if they thought their job might be at risk.
He said: "Laying the groundwork for successful transition into the automation economy will require education, innovation, and collaboration.
"Without consumers understanding the upcoming challenges, any intermediate programs established to provide new training or education will go ignored and exasperate the potential chasm that will open between those who lose jobs to automation and those who don't."
In order to ensure they have job security, people should keep learning new skills
FIVE JOBS MOST AT RISK:
1. Factory workers – 44 per cent
2. Cashiers – 40 per cent
3. Taxi divers – 20 per cent
4. Customer service workers – 18 per cent
5. Airline pilot – 16 per cent
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FIVE MOST 'FUTUREPROOF' JOBS
1. Doctor/nurse – 3 per cent
2. Lawyer – 4 four per cent
3. Journalist – 5 per cent
4. Researcher – 6 per cent
5. Farmer – 11 per cent