the past five years? Do you frequently marvel at the ease of paying bills and transacting online compared to the way our parents paid bills and undertook their banking? I doubt it. It’s completely normal now.
‘… the report finds that occupations most at risk of computerisation are those that involve routine tasks, such as bank tellers, clerks, bookkeepers and even highly qualified roles such as pharmacists – 78.6 per cent of whom have at least a bachelor’s degree.
“A tertiary education, therefore, does not guarantee a safeguard against automation,” Mr Cully said in the report.
A widely-quoted Oxford Martin School study published last year estimated that about 47 per cent of all US jobs are at risk of computerisation, many of them in sectors needing high-level skills, wages and education.
By contrast, Mr Cully said some of the safest jobs were those that did not require advanced education – including truck drivers, electricians and waiters.
Asked what jobs young Australians should train for, Mr Cully said it was more important to get good schooling – whether through an apprenticeship or university – than target any particular sector. “We don’t know what the future holds,” he said in an interview on Tuesday. (my bold)
especially outside any traditional place of formal learning.