It’s not just factory and back-office jobs with big automation potential

James Pethokoukis:

McKinsey offers a great tool that looks at the automation potential of various job categories. Or to be more precise, the consultancy “analyzed more than 750 occupations in the United States to determine the percentage of time that could be automated by currently demonstrated technology.”

So this is less about robots replacing workers than parts of jobs being automated. Indeed, McKinsey has found “that even the highest-paid occupations in the economy, such as financial managers, physicians, and senior executives, including CEOs, have a significant amount of activity that can be automated.”