How likely is it that your job may be stolen by a computer?

The “Luddite Fallacy” refers to our insecurities around new processes and their superior, cheaply-run abilities which will lead to the redundancy of our own output.

And with theories on how almost every area of industry can be improved upon thanks to data, automation, 3D printing and the like, there’s a lot of forecasting around. Whether this is met with excited anticipation or a sense of foreboding probably depends on your job, and whether it’s on the robot “hitlist”.

Then again, the Luddite Fallacy recognises that industry advancements modify the work market rather than take out human labour altogether. With this in mind, perhaps even the telemarketers and legal assistants among us should embrace the opportunity to work with automation, rather than against it.


Top 5 jobs that are most likely to be automated

  1. Telemarketer – 99%
  2. Loan officer – 98%
  3. Cashier – 97%
  4. Paralegal and legal assistant – 94%
  5. Taxi driver- 89%


Top 5 jobs that are least likely to be automated

  1. Mental health and substance abuse social worker – 0.3%
  2. Occupational therapist – 0.35%
  3. Dietician and nutritionist – 0.39%
  4. Physician and surgeon – 0.42%
  5. Clergy –  0.81%

Statistics based on The Future of Employment survey.

Working with automatic processes could have an impact on your insurance, whether you’re an employer looking to cover all your team members for liability or are arranging a life insurance policy.

Check the fine print on any existing policy if you have new processes coming in, or get in touch with MCM Insurance if you’re not sure how your work impacts on your insurance.