No matter what industry you’re in, the workplace is changing. Automation is commonplace – and the question on everyone’s lips is how will I be affected?
Getting trained in RPA (Robotic Process Automation) opens a world of opportunities. It’s an ideal time to gain new skills, so you benefit from the adoption of an automated workforce.
The Benefits of RPA
From a business perspective, RPA offers many advantages. RPA bots can execute business processes – such as utilizing a user interface, manipulating applications, and communicating with other systems – without any mistakes. There’s no question of human error.
Bots run at a fraction of the cost of an employee. They work at digital speeds – without a lunch break – and continue around the clock 365 days a year.
Which Industries Need RPA?
All of them. According to the IRPAAI (Institute for Robotic Process Automation and AI), RPA is important for any organization with complex systems and repeatable tasks that need to mesh together. Finance, insurance, healthcare, law, manufacturing, banking and utilities, and many other sectors are already using RPA to automate time-consuming processes.
Is This Good News?
If the future involves a hybrid workforce – a combination of humans and bots – will this hurt our jobs? Apparently not, according to McKinsey. McKinsey’s Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a Time of Automation predicts that employment will not decline. Instead, workers will perform new tasks.
Technology, Creativity, and Growth
A Pew Research report (AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs) points out that, historically, advances in technology have always been a net creator of jobs. Or as pointed out in this humorous (with strong language!) clip* from Last Week Tonight by John Oliver (time stamp 11:00), it’s the tasks that are being replaced, not the jobs.
While many tasks will be supported by automation or replaced, human creativity will create new jobs – as has happened since the Industrial Revolution.
RPA Developer Certification Prepares You for the New Reality
Position yourself to benefit from these opportunities. Sign up for one of the courses offered by the Kryon Academy, from an introduction to RPA to advanced courses on RPA wizard development.
*Strong language warning!