May 16, 2017 05:01 AM EDT
Job Security After Graduation : 2017 College Courses With Highest & Lowest Salaries [VIDEO]
Undeniably, technology is now part of people's daily lives. In fact, it has become one of the basic needs for survival in modern times. Food, shelter, clothing, and gadgets or the internet satisfy each human being.
Well, according to the Hamilton Project, students who took up finance, engineering, and computer science appear to earn more after college graduation. On the contrary, people who finished counseling, social work, and early childhood education currently get the lowest pays. However, there is an intriguing catch.
The first three college courses mentioned above are also the most vulnerable to technological innovation. This means that robots could take over their jobs in a blink of an eye. The latter set of college courses, meanwhile, are not easily replaced by machines today or even in the near future.
Apparently, per The Washington Post, authors of a new McKinsey study revealed that the hardest activities to automate are those involving management of people. For example, robots cannot feed toddlers or settle an argument among adults. To better illustrate, no robot has the exact grip to hold a crying baby at the moment.
Thus, workers under those categories can have the assurance that their jobs will not be taken over by AI (Artificial Intelligence) anytime soon. Preschool teachers, for instance, earn $35,000 in a year. An earlier University Herald report mentioned some of the recommended college courses to take in order to avoid an imminent robot invasion.
Well, the experts explained that caring for children demands nurturing instincts like knowing when to wipe away a tear or spot depression signs. AI's are not yet that good in regulating emotions or even just "reading" them. Robots cannot feel empathy too, a special trait that helps humans connect to each other.
Unlike social workers and licensed counselors in the US, who earn $43,000 to $44,000 annually, Ai's are only analyzing human faces and trying to pick up emotions. Actually, they are just pretending. The truth is that machines would never understand living things. Also, smartphone applications can deliver counseling services but only real people can send "therapeutic" messages.
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