As artificial intelligence technology advances and each year produces more exciting innovations, people have started to worry that machines are coming for their jobs. They’re wondering how long they still have before the AI takes over and if it’s time to rebrand themselves to a profession that requires a human being. Not everyone, however, has to worry about this, as plenty of jobs still require something more, a certain emotional intelligence.

In this article, we will give you the top 6 jobs that always require a human touch and are not under threat by the rising popularity of AI tools. We’ll explore professions with requirements that far outweigh the possibilities of artificial intelligence, both now and in the future.

#1: Editors

Anyone who’s surfed the net in the last year or two knows that the writing industry is quite afraid of the rise of AI. Considering, quite frankly, the amazing capabilities of AI-powered tools to generate high-quality text, their worries are universally heard. 

There is an argument to be made that AI still has much to learn, and even though it sure is unrivalled when it comes to gathering data and expanding upon it, there are writing aspects that still need polishing. That means that the writers’ job market is still relatively safe and is likely to stay that way in the near future.

What the AI is not likely to master anytime soon is editing, however. Editors can sleep soundly as their jobs are perfectly secure. For all of its impressive content generation, the readability and optimization aspects of AI-generated text still require some critical thinking that is best left to a professional editor. What’s come from under the AI’s metaphorical pen still feels lifeless and stale, harming the readability, which is right now important to Google’s search algorithm.

#2: Marketing managers

At first glance, marketing surely can become automated to a certain extent, and there are plenty of aspects of it that artificial intelligence can (and perhaps should) do.

Marketing managers have to work with gigantic amounts of data, do their best to interpret it correctly, keep track of industry trends, and guide campaigns from the moment they first appear to their last hours. While some of these can be quite repetitive tasks that could be handled better by a machine, AI research hasn’t gone that far to drive marketing managers out completely.

That’s because humans possess certain traits that artificial intelligence doesn’t – emotional intelligence and intuition. They can connect with both their current and potential clients on a more emotional level thanks to self-awareness and understanding of social cues. It’s something the AI might never master.

#3: Human Resources Managers

While AI technology has successfully infiltrated the world of Human Resources, the position of a manager is out of its reach. That is because it is one of the most crucial positions that will always require a human person.

The many responsibilities of a Human Resources manager all require a human touch. Overseeing the recruitment processes and coordinating the administrative functions of a company is one thing, but the managers are also the intermediaries between the leaders and the employees.

This is a role nothing but a human being can perform. Especially here, human interaction is crucial.

#4: Lawyers

You can see the trend of the more nuanced jobs being safe from a robotic takeover, and lawyers are among those professions. They do not only have to possess vast knowledge but also require a certain creativity and shrewdness.

Artificial intelligence can work with a huge database of laws, legislations and regulations, but it will inevitably fail when confronted with a professional lawyer. Why? Because it lacks the ability to interpret laws beyond the logical conclusion or use the data as a weapon. It can inform but not argue. It can bring up a specific law but cannot twist it slightly to accuse or defend a client.

Human interaction is of paramount importance in this profession, and it is highly unlikely that we will see any artificial intelligence attempting to take a lawyer’s place in the foreseeable future.

#5: Teachers

Just like previously mentioned lawyers, and teachers can sleep soundly knowing that they’ve got one of the most AI-proof jobs out there. Of course, the more a teacher knows, the better, and having a massive database containing inhuman amounts of knowledge to spread is great, but it is not enough.

AI will be of tremendous help to teachers all over the world but only as an assistant or a tool that enhances the learning experience. After all, a teacher’s job demands a plethora of predominantly soft skills such as empathy, charisma, leadership, creativity, and patience.

Because children and teenagers cannot just be programmed to learn and require constant empathetic communication, artificial intelligence will never be enough in this instance.

#6: Chief Executives

Last but not least, chief executives can also rest easy knowing that AI isn’t gunning for their position. After all, consider how powerful artificial intelligence would have to be to automate managing an entire company.

The position of a chief executive demands so much that even the most impressive examples we know from science fiction would struggle to do everything at once. A chief executive needs to be a beacon of leadership and the face of the company that will appear in front of investors, the board of directors and partners. They must also be charismatic motivators that will infect others with enthusiasm and willingness to see the company grow.

It’s a position that requires a set of desirable qualities and soft skills that artificial intelligence will likely never grasp.

To Sum Up

The good news is that, despite the topic of AI’s impressive potential, there are still plenty of jobs that require uniquely human skills and are not threatened by technological advancements. If you’re still worried about artificial intelligence stealing your job in the future, become a lawyer, for instance, or a teacher. Practising any of the six jobs mentioned in the article will ensure that no machine is gunning for your job.