THE RPA EMPLOYMENT DYNAMICS: 5 Lucrative Job Profiles in the Automation Industry

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According to, “Robotic Process Automation will help humans become more human at work.”

With the advent of the new ‘RPA revolution’ of sorts, the world is now readying itself to offer huge job openings…to bots. As Robotic Process Automation is rapidly developing process robots to perform various tasks in different sectors, these bots have become nightmares for a lot of humans. Since time immemorial, data entry and other ‘back office’ jobs have been a source of employment for thousands of working-class people. Thus, although extremely monotonous and repetitive, these jobs are still looked upon as indispensable and relevant.

However, contrary to popular belief, RPA actually opens up a world in itself, with relevant and upcoming job opportunities for persons from various backgrounds. By eliminating human-labour for certain ‘robotic’, monotonous tasks, RPA ensures more creativity, growth and upward mobility. So fasten your seat-belts and stay tuned, as our RPA flight takes off on a journey to a lucrative future! We are back with a blog, to present the top 7 most lucrative and well-paying RPA jobs:

1) Business Analyst:

Let’s face it. Even the most intellectual or out-of-the-box jobs consist of some repetitive tasks at some point or the other. What if these tasks were taken care of, while your head and heart continue to work together to produce more significant outcomes? An RPA Business Analyst begins this process for you.
As a business analyst, you become the stepping stone to a world of lesser and lesser monotony. A BA mainly handles the ‘discovery’ phase of an RPA project. Is this particular task repetitive? Can it be automated with positive results to the industry? Would there be any technical hitches? And most importantly, what are the steps involved in this automation process? Over to the business analyst!
Oh…and Glassdoor reports suggest that the average salary of a BA is $57,010 – $62,069. So what are you waiting for? This is one of the most lucrative RPA jobs.

2) Solutions Architect:

Congratulations! We have now passed the ‘discovery’ phase of the RPA solution. Now that we have a plan in mind, we now need to redefine the process very precisely and work on the development and application of the tools and techniques. Enter the solutions architect. With an average salary of $1,18,593/- (as per Glassdoor reports), a solutions architect literally focuses on the ‘architecture’ of the process – designing and helping establish a practical and appropriate structure to it.

3) RPA developer:

And now, to bestow life upon our bots, we have the ‘magicians of the RPA domain’ – the RPA developers. As an RPA developer, you have a huge responsibility on your shoulders, to design and develop the bots from the scratch, and test their impact on the given area of concern. You will also keep the BAs and SAs in the loop all the time, ensuring that the process is implemented as planned.
Quora reports suggest that an RPA developer earns anywhere between $68,000 – $1,25,000 a year.

4) RPA management supervisor :

An RPA management supervisor is responsible for managing and overseeing the RPA jobs. S/he basically works on improving the allocation of resources and enhancing overall functional performance of the process robots.

5) RPA service support:

Customer service and one-to-one customer support can never go out of fashion as long as humans exist. You can extensively contribute to the RPA world by working in the customer service sector, and resolving queries and answering questions of clients, including individuals and organizations, institutions and academies.
Now, on-the-job learning can never go out of fashion either. In order to bestow life upon your bots, you also need a supportive, active infrastructure. The customer service support team also designs and supports the infrastructure required to build process robots. It assists RPA vendor installations, helping in server builds and troubleshooting, etc.

“You have to understand technology. You don’t have to be a software developer, you don’t have to have any particular expertise as a starting point,” rightly says John Kidd, head of digital operations and robotics at Bank of Ireland.

Even as a fresher in the field of automation, it is possible to learn the hows and whys even as you actually work on these RPA jobs. It is important to remember that at the end of the day, it is humans who design automation and bots. And so, they can never assume so much authority over us that we become redundant.

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