Education in general is a good thing. It generates knowledge, and the more knowledge you have, the more you know. Since many jobs are being taken away by automation which many jobs that have a repetitive tasks in their jobs would be impacted. Not all jobs will be taken away because many jobs such as a doctor can’t be replaced by machines. People are not required to get more education because it depends on the person whether or not their interests, and how much money they want to make. In fact, on an article “Advantages & Disadvantages of Learned & Unlearned Employees” by Rick Suttle. The statistics is that “Fifty percent of U.S. jobs require at least middle skills, or skills learned through education or training after high school.” This means that many jobs in the United States require more skilled workers in the workforce which leaves the minority of people who are unskilled. Similar to the article on whether or not more education is needed, an article on Skilled labor vs. Unskilled labor by Sara Mahuron, “ While the demand for unskilled labor has decreased, the labor pool has also significantly decreased. Unskilled laborers are dropping out of the job market or increasing their skill level.” The fate of unskilled labor who don’t advance their education results in the available jobs for them is decreased. The future of education directly ties with automation because more education is required when repetitive tasks are handled by machines. Thus, many are encouraged to get more education so, they will have a job to sustain themselves in the future rather than being unemployment knowing that someday in the future automation will take over many of the jobs in the market.
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