Every business theses days is about one innovation away from being out of business. Same can be said for routine knowledge workers, middle management, and manufacturing and transportation workers.
High skilled jobs are simply not safe from technology. Automation is the innovation that is taking these jobs away from humans. A recent survey found that 41% of Americans fear layoffs from their jobs due to technology.
Here is a link, with a short video at the end, from Andrew McAfee, the Associate Director at MIT Sloan School. of Management Centre for Digital Business. He will put some context on these realities.