Skip to comments.10 Popular Jobs That Are Quickly Disappearing
Posted on 07/15/2014 7:40:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
As the digital sector grows, jobs that rely on older technologies, such as newspaper reporters, mail carriers, and lumberjacks, are rapidly becoming obsolete.
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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1. Mail Carrier
BLS job description: Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.
Median salary: $53,100
Expected change in employment by 2022: -28%
BLS job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments.
Median salary: $69,300
Expected change in employment by 2022: -19%
3. Meter Reader
BLS job description: Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.
Median salary: $36,410
Expected change in employment by 2022: -19%
4. Newspaper Reporter
BLS job description: Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.
Median salary: $37,090
Expected change in employment by 2022: -13%
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LOL! $600 difference in annual (median) income between a reporter and a meter reader ...
Based on what I read, editors must be paid even less!
pretty weak analysis...
Most of these jobs are going away because of digitization. There will never be digital equivalents to farmers or lumberjacks, these professions are simply becoming more productive due to the use of mechanization and are not more “going away” than is manufacturing, which now requires fewer workers for the same reason.
In addition, production agriculture is now a very high-tech business which requires workers having greater skills that are paid higher salaries. Knowing how to program a PLC is more valuable on many dairy operations today as knowing which end of the cow the milk comes out of.
Had to laugh about how newspaper reporters are described as collecting and analyzing information. They left out that reporters apply liberal political bias to whatever they are “analyzing”, and that they don’t actually analyze the issues of the day dispassionately.
I can see those meter reader jobs going away altogether. Recently, my electric power company installed new meters that provide electronic readings to their central billing location. I would expect the water and gas meters to do something similar in the not too distant future.
I think you can say the same about reporters and post office workers. There is more news and letters being created than ever before. The fact it is occurring on a computer screen rather than paper makes it more efficient, eliminating redundant jobs.
“...$600 difference in annual (median) income between a reporter and a meter reader ......”
Even more puzzling given that the meter reader is most probably much more intelligent than the reporter.
“LOL! $600 difference in annual (median) income between a reporter and a meter reader ...”
Too bad reporters aren’t requited to stay as accurate as the meter readers.
In my area, they don’t collect and analyze. They go somewhere something interesting has happened and make up a story that sounds good to them.
Creates fictional or slanted stories to enforce personal and professional biases. Lies to readers to advance selected agenda. Provides wide-reaching public forum for dissemination of propaganda. Aids in social re-engineering through selective publication of distorted information.
Yeah, but they’re hiring Turd Counters in San Francisco by the bucket loads.
I anticipate a time when almost everything that goes on is digitally controlled and people sitting in cubes monitoring activity and churning out reports will compete for jobs worth less than $40,000 a year while plumbers, electricians and home repair professionals will command well over $100 and hour, work on their own selected schedules and require large deposits just to get on their appointment schedule. Emergency visits will be very expensive.
Big difference in how they report. A meter reader has to report the truth.
BLS job description: "Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television. Revise facts to fit progressive agenda. Put favorable spin on the truth to help democrat candidates or support liberal issues - get approval from local DNC staff.
I plan on farming after I retire in a few years. Good thing I have two million dollars, because in a years time, I’ll be a ‘millionaire’ farmer.
At least I can feed myself and a few select others...much more than I can say for many others. :)
re: Tax Examiner and Collector. Why it’s disappearing: New technologies allow companies to streamline the tax examining and collecting process, meaning they need to make fewer hires.
I hardly think these are going away. In the age of Obama and democrat politicians the tax code is getting more and more complicated every year. The number of these workers should be increasing rather than decreasing because companies must hire experts to keep themselves out of trouble with the IRS.
Tax Examiner and Collector
RE: Tax Examiner and Collector
I sure hope so.... Let all those at the IRS go obsolete.