AI’s Impact on Jobs: Sectors at Risk and Areas of Growth

AI could automate 30% of current worked hours by 2030.

  • AI could automate 30% of current worked hours by 2030.
  • Jobs in office administration and production are at risk of decline due to AI.
  • Demand for workers in STEM fields and healthcare is expected to rise.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the job market, with a McKinsey report revealing that 30% of current worked hours could be automated by 2030. This shift means many workers will need to transition to new professions.

The report highlights that jobs in office administration and production are most at risk due to AI automation. These positions often involve routine tasks like data collection and processing, which AI can perform more efficiently.

Conversely, there will be a significant increase in demand for workers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields and healthcare. The growing need for advanced skills in these areas is driven by technological advancements and an aging population.

To mitigate the impact of AI-driven job losses, the report stresses the importance of upskilling and retraining. Companies must invest in training programs to help their employees develop skills in data analytics, programming, critical thinking, and problem-solving, ensuring they can thrive in an AI-powered future.