This year, we've witnessed a substantial development in AI and how it might be used for everyday tasks, as 2023 shows a significant transformation in how we see the technology. According to Business Insider, AI ‘prompt engineer’ jobs pay particularly well (up to $375,000 a year), and this is without even needing a background in tech to begin with! This proves that there are some seriously high-paying roles in AI, which is starting to change perceptions of where our own jobs lie, and the need for different roles in the future.
With this prominent rise in AI comes the question of where American citizens’ jobs lie moving forward. That’s why we at BetKentucky.com took a brief break from traditional Kentucky sports betting and looked further into this popular technology, and the likelihood of it replacing our jobs here in Kentucky.
By looking at the top 100 most common jobs in Kentucky based on the number of employees, we can tell you the odds of losing your job to AI over the next two decades, as well as the most popular jobs in the Bluegrass State and how this could change. Read on to see whether your job is more likely to be affected by AI or not…
Odds are, the most popular job in Kentucky (1st) will be replaced by AI in the future, with the data proving a 100% chance over the next two decades. The most popular, and seemingly most replaceable job in Kentucky, is that of a laborer and freight, stock, and material mover. With as many as 61,840 people working in this profession, this is a shocking statistic to take in. Not to mention, this is based on the number of people in Kentucky already working in this field, which is the highest of any other job surveyed.
After this, the seventh-most popular job was a fast-food cook, which has the second-highest number of employees, 38,740. It’s this job with 98% (or -4,900) odds of AI taking these jobs in the next 20 years.
Our odds reveal that nurse practitioners and firefighters are the people least at risk of losing their jobs to AI in Kentucky, with just a 1% (or +9,900) chance of this happening. Although in terms of where people living here rank for this role, it seems a career change might not be welcomed by residents. The role of a nurse practitioner ranks as the 92nd most popular job here, and firefighter jobs are even lower down the popularity list, in 94th place.
What’s interesting to see is how high the salary is for a nurse practitioner in this state, considering AI is something people are likely viewing as a cost-saving service, yet job interest will now pique for this stable, reliable job role in such an uncertain market.
Nurse practitioners earn as much as $100,260, which is one of the highest salaries of all of the top 100 jobs in Kentucky! It’s good to see that highly skilled, human-centered jobs like these are paid well, and have less odds of being replaced by AI.
These are the most popular jobs across the whole of America, including Kentucky:
With this newfound knowledge, you’ll have a better understanding of where your job lies in the future, with some reasoning as to why.
To reveal which jobs are most at risk, we first pulled together a list of Kentucky’s 100 most common jobs using USWage.com. Using this list, we then utilized willrobotstakemyjob.com, to see which of Kentucky’s jobs had the most (and least) risk of being taken over by AI.
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