So far, scientists and economists predict that the manufacturing industry is likely to be the one that’s hit hardest by the coming ‘robotics revolution’ with as many as 20 million jobs becoming redundant by the year 2030 as a result of robots replacing the humans that perform these tasks. A Recent report by Oxford Economics suggests that for every robot created, 1.6 manufacturing jobs will be lost. The further issue with this is that because of the growing rate of automation in other sectors such as transport, construction, maintenance, and office and administration work means that manufacturing workers (who tend to move into jobs in these sectors if should they leave their current jobs) will find even fewer jobs available in the future.
However, the good news is that their research shows that for all the jobs being a loss, an almost equal amount of jobs will be created by that time. So really, it comes down to being able to train yourself enough to make the leap into the new age. This means that being aware of the progress of automation in sectors that you work in is a good idea and doing what you can to teach yourself or ensure that your children are properly trained in the fields of IT or engineering to be prepared for the coming change.