The Rise of Automation: Will We All Turn Into Developers?

Rise of automationOnly 30 years ago, there were practically no code-a-thones. Or, at least they were practiced in the undergrounds or true engineering aficionados on universities and labs.

Today, there are many events that organize hour-long coding marathons that result in entire websites, apps, businesses and future corporations being built.

It almost makes us feel as if everyone needs to learn to code a nowadays, especially if they are after for a shorter curve to success.

In the future, some studies are already proclaiming, we shall all code just as we write and read today. Coding will be a normal skill kids learn in schools, just an ordinary introduction into complex computing.  

Now, that’s the future but we ought to take a look at the present. And the present tells us that almost one third (8 out of 25 to be precise) of all jobs are tech-oriented. So, what do we do with the remaining two thirds of workers that either don’t need coding or won’t be needing it any time soon.

How far does coding stretch into our careers? Will the rise of automation have its say in it and make a stir? Let’s find out.

When Did The Automation Frenzy Start

CBC News states that the term “automation” came into use since the late 1940s. The pioneer to start using this term was the automotive giant that introduced an automation department.

The automation frenzy is at full swing now and in great use in companies of all sizes. In fact, it’s one thing that actually saves costs for the entrepreneurs and small business owners who instead of hiring use automation tools such as Zapier.

All departments are finding a good use to automation tools.

Marketers use advanced customer relationship tools to help them lead customers through the sales funnel without much manual work.

Even the developers we have referred to here when talking about coding are using tools to automate the cumbersome manual work. As an example, we have solutions that can track how an app is behaving and if there are any errors thrown – one of them being an IIS performance monitoring software.

With new programs, software, apps, and the overall use and pervasiveness of technology in our lives, automation is on an increase.

How Far Is The Automation Going

For many, automation is attacking their jobs. There are many predictions supporting this fear, such this one claiming a staggering 38% of American jobs will be automated.

Some industries will suffer a greater impact than the others. Finance and insurance jobs predicted to suffer from a greater risk, followed by transportation and storage. Industries that are technologically more advanced than the others, such as research and development, have – beside the tech industry – seen major advances using different automated aids such as automated ear tags, for example.

We could go as far as to say that the automation revolution will be the next “industrial revolution” – and it won’t stop affecting all the job markets, especially in the developed countries.  

Is this good or bad? Well, it’s unclear. Some jobs will obviously disappear under the impact of automation, but many activities in a company will become more efficient. New jobs will evolve, which brings us to the next point.

What Is The Role Of Coding

We’ve concluded that the automation will become integral to our lives – either through schooling or a job later on. And the increase of automation technology will push us even further into learning at least the basics of coding.

The analogy is pretty simple – the driver needs to know the simplest fixes on the car, and the worker will need to check the basic errors in the automations. You’ll need to change the windshield wipers by yourself at some point, even if you are not a mechanic.

Hence, you don’t have to be a professional but you’ll need to know your way around it.

About the author

Wendy Dessler

Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama.com and Toweringseo.com who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

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