How Robots Will Create Higher-Paying Jobs

Programming skills aren’t exclusive to workers in Silicon Valley (a stereotype that will be broken down in the coming years). The most important factor here is the ability for robots to create jobs simply by freeing up our time.

Repetitive tasks don’t make for great careers: they’re the source of boredom and countless injuries. When robots take over these tasks, they open up more meaningful (and higher-paying) opportunities for us.

The other thing robots offer is an investment opportunity. Robots bring greater efficiency and higher profits. As companies invest in major leaps forward, these leaps result in new jobs.

When manufacturers produce more, more jobs become available. Job growth is fueled by production, and this production is only possible with technological advances like robots on the factory floor.
Instead of being afraid of automation, we should understand how jobs will improve in both pay and quality when robots are handling the things we don’t want to do.

Final Thoughts

The history of manufacturing shows we are slowly decreasing the amount of time we spend on repetitive tasks. According to Vanguard calculations, humans in the developed world were spending 80% of their time on repetitive tasks in the 1940s, whereas today we spend 50% of our time on advanced tasks like problem solving and creative thinking.

Automation empowers us to automate repetitive tasks, thus creating opportunities for humans to do things robots cannot complete. Ultimately, this allows us to earn more for the skills that are uniquely human.

For more trends on robotics and artificial intelligence, check out the Robotics & AI Channel.