A 2013 Oxford University study estimates that 47% of current US jobs could be taken over by computers in as little as two decades. But not all professions are equally vulnerable to automation.
One particularly safe field is veterinary medicine. Pet owners expect a certain level of care and compassion from their veterinarians that robots are ill equipped to provide.
In fact, the Oxford University researchers estimate the probability of veterinarians losing their jobs to robots in the next few decades to be just 3.8%.
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