Dayton, is a robot going to take your job? Maybe.

Are robots coming for your job? Er, maybe.

About half of Ohio workers have jobs that will probably be automated in the near future, according to a new story by the Columbus Dispatch.

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The story focuses on research from a 2013 study by University of Oxford researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne. The pair rated 702 jobs on the likelihood they will be automated or computerized. 

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The scale was from zero (not computerizable) to one (a robot is certainty going to take the job). 

There is a lot to it, but basically the lower an occupation ranks on the researcher’s list, the more likely it will taken over by bots. 

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(Listed by rank on study and probability the jobs will be taken) 

Telemarketers — rank on list: 702; probability: 0.99

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers — rank on list: 701; probability: 0.99

Sewers, Hand — rank on list: 700; probability: 0.99

Mathematical Technicians — rank on list: 699; probability: 0.99

Insurance Underwriters —  rank on list: 698; probability: 0.99

Watch Repairers — rank on list: 697; probability: 0.99 

Cargo and Freight Agents — rank on list: 696; probability: 0.99  

Tax Preparers —  rank on list: 695;  probability: 0.99 

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators — rank on list: 694; probability: 0.99 

New Accounts Clerks — rank on list: 693; probability: 0.99

Library Technicians — rank on list: 692; probability: 0.99

Data Entry Keyer — rank on list: 691; probability: 0.99 

Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters —rank on list: 690; probability: 0.98  

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks —rank on list: 689; probability: 0.98

Brokerage Clerks — rank on list: 688; probability: 0.98 

Order Clerks — rank on list: 687; probability: 0.98   

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Recreational Therapists —  rank on list: 1; probability: 0.0028  

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers — rank on list: 2; probability: 0.003 

Emergency Management Directors — rank on list: 3; probability: 0.003

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — rank on list: 4; probability: 0.0031 

Audiologists — rank on list: 5; probability: 0.0033  

Occupational Therapists — rank on list: 6; probability: 0.0035 

Orthotists and Prosthetists —rank on list: 7; probability: 0.0035  

Healthcare Social Workers — rank on list: 8; probability: 0.0035  

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons — rank on list: 9; probability: 0.0036 

First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers — rank on list: 10; probability: 0.0036 

Dietitians and Nutritionists — rank on list: 11; probability: 0.0039 

Lodging Managers — rank on list: 12; probability: 0.0039  

Choreographers — rank on list: 13; probability: 0.004 

Sales Engineers — rank on list: 14; probability: 0.0041 

Physicians and Surgeons — rank on list: 15; probability: 0.0042 

In case you are wondering, “Reporters and Correspondents” came in at 177, with a 0.11 likelihood that a robot will take those jobs.


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