by Ben Schiller, Fast Coexist
More and more people jobs that require workers to follow simple rules and procedures are disappearing—and the people who had them are not going back to work
If you’re looking for long-term job security, then you may want to stick to occupations that prize critical thinking and creativity. Jobs that call on workers to follow strict rules and procedures have been disappearing, putting thousands out of work, sometimes permanently, new research shows.
In the last few decades, almost all job growth has come in “non-routine” activities, like public relations and financial analysis, as opposed to “routine” activities, such as welding, bookkeeping, and bank-telling. According to the paper, routine occupations employed 40.5% of the U.S. working-age population in 1979, but only 31.2% by 2014.