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The article discusses the effect of automation on occupations in general and more specifically on STEM jobs in the USA. The analysis considers characteristics of occupations and their classification into routine and non-routine tasks followed by the examination of occupations’ susceptibility to transformations due to advancements in computer technologies and resulting automation. STEM occupations and their various vulnerability to automation are discussed. Future trends which will affect STEM workforce of various industries are addressed. The socio-economic and ethical ramifications of the technological changes in the USA and beyond are discussed as well.