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Posted August 29, 2016 by

Will robots replace fast food workers?

Robot works with cloud computer. Technology concept

Robot works with cloud computer. Technology concept. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

I was recently asked by a journalist whether robots are likely to replace the cashiers, cooks, and others who are employed fast food restaurants. As with most things in life, the answer isn’t so black-and-white.

Many of the students and some of the recent grads who use College Recruiter are employed by fast food restaurants. In fact, one of our employees was a “sandwich artist” at Subway prior to joining us.

There’s no doubt that automation will continue to impact the number and types of jobs in fast food restaurants but I don’t buy the argument that digital ordering, kiosks, tablets, and other methods will replace human workers in fast food restaurants. Just look at banks. Have ATM’s reduced the need for human tellers? Absolutely. But have ATM’s come close to eliminating the need for human tellers? Absolutely not.

Posted October 12, 2015 by

Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Business Administration / Management

70.6% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Business Administration / Management:
Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Percentage of Business Administration / Management grads in this occupational field
Accountants and Auditors  $41,900 6.6%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers  $35,900 5.2%
Retail Salespersons  $31,400 4.3%
Customer Service Representatives  $31,100 3.5%
Managers, All Other  $42,000 2.7%
Human Resources Specialists  $35,300 2.7%
Financial Managers  $31,500 2.6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products  $38,400 2.6%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants  $24,700 2.6%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other  $45,800 2.0%
Marketing Managers  $44,800 1.9%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists  $39,800 1.6%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents  $48,300 1.6%
Tellers  $23,700 1.5%
Office Clerks, General  $25,600 1.5%
Emergency Management Directors  $46,100 1.3%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  $31,000 1.3%
Personal Financial Advisors  $46,200 1.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers  $42,500 1.2%
Cashiers  $24,300 1.2%
Receptionists and Information Clerks  $19,500 1.1%
Food Service Managers  $33,300 1.1%

Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.

Posted April 12, 2013 by

What Exactly Does New Fed Data Show About Pay for Low-Skill …

The following post lists 10 of the most common entry level jobs in the United States and what they say about employment.

Seven of the 10 largest occupations in the U.S. pay well below the national average annual pay of $45000, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of course, once you find out which jobs we’re …

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