Russian Expert Named Professions at Risk of Disappearing

Nowadays, many “classic” professions are in for a serious evolution and their previous form of existence may disappear, says the vice-rector of the Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation Alexander Safonov, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. 

In his opinion, such a profession as an accountant will not cease to exist but will acquire other tasks. An increasingly prominent role will be played by an auditor or tax consultant, which no computer banking programme can replace.

Any specialist, if he wants to remain competitive in the market, must gain new competencies, the expert notes. According to him, in the next 10 years, mass professions, such as a driver, will be under a strong threat because autopilot systems are already being tested in many countries. The same thing, according to Safonov, can wait for diesel and electric locomotives, trams, trolleybuses, and buses.

Representatives of these professions already now need to think about what they can do if electronics take their place. The specialist made an example and spoke about the aircraft crew, which previously consisted of 5 people (flight mechanic, navigator, co-pilot and others); now it is enough to have two participants in the process who only press the necessary buttons.

Ru-Main, 03.05.2021 

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