Are you planning to look for a job? Are you wondering if your job is secure for the foreseeable future? If so, this “nugget” may help answer some of your questions. Let’s start by reminding you that everything in life is accelerating. Jobs that once lasted through decades as businesses slowly grew to critical mass and then to life-ending business phase of the grow-decline cycles, now last at most one decade, if that. The computer has caused everything from internet to job lifespans to speed up. We live in a faster world. Get the message? If you think your job is secure for a lifetime, better start working on your resume, because those lifetime days of employment are gone. Right now, if you are unemployed and looking for a job, or if you are thinking about job hopping, the first list below will give you some idea of what kinds of jobs are hot…are out there thanks to computer technology.

Later in this “nugget” you can examine the probability of your existing job becoming obsolete over the next 5 to 10 years.

Before we get to that, though, let’s look at a list I’ve compiled of some of the jobs that computer technology has created or enabled. This list does not cover every job, of course, but does show that there is an impressive list because of computer technology and because of the internet. So let’s all stop villain-izing computers.

Created or enabled by computer technology:

  1. Just about any computer-related job that fuses business strategy, business models, business activities with computer technology.
  2. Enterprise architect.
  3. Search Engine Optimization experts.
  4. Digital Public Relations Experts.
  5. Business managers who understand how to leverage technology.
  6. Data scientists to analyze, manage, direct datastreams and data.
  7. Psychologists who can interpret online behaviour and trends.
  8. Security experts to protect against online hacks, viruses, etc.
  9. Social media “engineers” who can reach out to social media users without causing a backlash.
  10. Enterprise collaboration experts to help create, extract, and mine experience among employees through the use of corporate knowledge systems.
  11. Mobile technology experts capable of building and integrating and securing/protecting mobile apps.
  12. Cloud experts and architects.
  13. Licensing contract experts and negotiators.
  14. Experts who can build models and apply quantum computing.
  15. Anyone with expertise in nanotechnology.
  16. Experts in building artificial intelligence, (A.I.) systems or able to apply advanced modelling equations/systems to A.I. Applications.
  17. Network security specialists.
  18. E-learning course developers.
  19. Social media monitors.
  20. Content marketing managers.
  21. Just about any kind of professionally-trained engineeers, from industrial, to electrical, to civic, to forensic, to software, almost any engineer.
  22. Web developers.
  23. Network Systems Analysts / Network Engineers.
  24. IT Managers.
  25. Specialized programmers.
  26. Sales Development Experts.
  27. Database Administrators.
  28. Technical Writers.


What jobs may be in jeopardy? Here, we present just a short list of a few of the jobs in jeopardy. If you wish to learn more visit the source link provided below. At the back of that research report you will find an extensive list that ranks the PROBABILITY of a particular job going obsolete in the next few years. For example, “Telemarketers” appears at the bottom of the 702 jobs identified and suggests that, that job, is highly susceptible to being phased out. It is given a likelihood of 0.99 out of 1, or, in percentage terms, a 99% chance of likely being phased out within 10 years or sooner.

Here’s the susceptible jobs list:

  1. Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.
  2. Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians.
  3. Cashiers.
  4. Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers.
  5. Prepress Technicians and Workers.
  6. Real Estate Brokers.
  7. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop.
  8. Models.
  9. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers.
  10. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks.
  11. Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators.
  12. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks.
  13. Tellers.
  14. Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials.
  15. Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage.
  16. Loan Officers.
  17. Library Technicians.
  18. Tax Preparers.
  19. Telemarketers.

[CLICK HERE to see the complete list of jobs likely in jeopardy.  Source: “THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT: HOW SUSCEPTIBLE ARE JOBS TO COMPUTERISATION?” by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne. Oxford Martin. September 17, 2013.]