10 Popular Jobs That Are Quickly Disappearing

These careers are going the way of the dodo

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By Emmie Martin

As the digital sector grows, jobs that rely on older technologies, such as newspaper reporters, mail carriers, and lumberjacks, are rapidly becoming obsolete.

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A new study by CareerCast revealed the top 10 professions predicted to lose the most jobs by 2022, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mail carriers are most endangered, with a projected 28% decline by the year 2022. Farmers and meter readers will also see significant shrinkage, with an anticipated 19% decline for each within the next eight years.

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SRJimVal2

There will always be demands for physical jobs. The hype about jobs being discontinued is ridiculous. Try fixing your own car or doing your own plumbing sometime. What "is" missing are all the manufacturing jobs we once had. They all went out of the country when the cost of energy, business regulations and other reasons made it less profitable for corporations to stay here. Yet, there will remain the trade jobs that we've always had. The trades have more technology now, but the basic work is the same.

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redchips

I cried when typewriter repair went out of style. And, what about buggy whips? And, carbon paper? (Look 'em up if you're under 50). Get used to it. it's called "progress"

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SRJimVal2

You sound kind of sarcastic, but I know this guy who is 65 and has been using computers since 1971. Progress doesn't put mechanics or plumbers/electricians out of jobs.

Wednesday at 11:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
nua4556

What saddens me in the comments I read is the fear those who have responded project.
Yes, cynicism expressed herein, might feel comfortable at times, but in reality we have to find ways
in policies that serve all well. So, what gains does one get from an expression of fear?
And what might we gain by figuring out a way to empower all of our citizens through the political
and educational process? Not saying I have the answer, but just saying how
limited what I read is projected by the responses. Naive I may be, but I believe in
the American dream -- forever!

Wednesday at 9:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
redchips

I cried when typewriter repair went out of style. And, what about buggy whips? And, carbon paper? (Look 'em up if you're under 50)

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ectullis

All jobs are disappearing

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Konrad

Except government jobs.

Wednesday at 8:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Mike Morrow

All this so called news was known 10+ years ago...I was a bookbinder and saw the end of print shops some 15 years ago.....plus the wages haven't move in over 20 years.

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Dave

As the State education departments stress more about testing and schools eliminating shop classes the trades are the place to head for a career. Check out what plumbers,carpenters and other tradesmen make. Add the medical and pension package and they're doing pretty good. The shortage of workers in these fields is growing. But then again , college is said to be the way to go. Have to laugh at that since so many college grads can't get jobs. Then again what do I know ? I'm in the heating and cooling business and there are very few answering my adds. Pay starts at or near the $30 range after the 2 to 4 year learning program. Add everything else in the total package and it's not to bad of a living. Yea, technology is at the forefront but you still need the tradesmen. Just look at your bills for these services and maybe you'll understand what I'm saying. You get charged just for us entering your home to find the problem. If you hire us that in most cases (my company yes) takes it off the bill.

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gpetitgout

What a bunch of stupid B.S.

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davo1941

the people that write this crap hasn't a clue because they never worked for a living.

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T Rock

Jobs? In the future we don't need jobs, we all have food stamps and medicaid and just play games all day!

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Konrad

The future in now!

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