As 2018 is around the corner sadly will see a significant decline in many industries as technology and automation advances will see jobs disappearing according to our sister site Career Trends
We never thought technologies would be put the middle class and White Collar and Blue Collar workers out of jobs
Businesses come and go. A minimal number tend to survive through the generations, and it’s unlikely even some of the biggest names in the industry today will make it to the next century. Things change, and economies evolve. There’s not much you can do about it. And when that happens, the jobs vary, too.
By looking at employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics related to job growth and decline, we were able to pinpoint a handful of jobs that are rapidly shrinking and which might be almost entirely gone within the next decade. We also used some information from a report compiled by Lottoland.
We’ve already included jobs, such as drivers and postal workers. Both of those situations aim at one primary function: delivering things. But we think that adding “delivery” as its category is justified. Millions of people deliver items professionally — be it pizzas, newspapers, or even people. And once again, the clock is ticking on these jobs, potentially leaving tens of millions out of work.
It’s clear to anyone who has been in a grocery store or big box chain recently that the days of the cashier are numbered. Cashiers, like many others, are slowly but surely being replaced with self-checkout kiosks. Amazon is taking this a step further by experimenting with stores that don’t have checkout lines at all. It might take longer than a decade for the majority of cashiers to disappear, but they’re on the list.
4. Printers and Publishers
Publishing and printing, at least in the old-fashioned sense, is an endangered industry. Technology has brought it to the digital realm, and we’ve seen the aftermath in declining newspaper readership and the rise of e-books. We’ll always publish books and periodicals, but the folks who have been trained in the old ways of producing them are likely to find themselves out of a job shortly.
Professional fishers face threats to their jobs on all fronts. The technology is getting better, meaning fewer people are required to run an operation. But imports of seafood and farm-raised fish are becoming more popular and cheaper. There’s also the issue of overfishing to take into consideration and the fact that climate change is having a significant effect on marine life and stocks of available fish.
What can you blame for the shrinking of the American jewelry industry? Mostly, it’s due to globalization. There will always be local jewelers, but most jewelry manufacturing has moved overseas to contain costs. According to the statistics bureau, there aren’t even that many jewelers left in the U.S. — around 40,000 as of 2014. And that number is set to drop by 11% by 2024.
In an age when Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite have been replaced by Wolf Blitzer and Sean Hannity, many people have already labeled broadcast journalism as dead. Of course, this is another industry that won’t disappear entirely. But it is shrinking, meaning the few positions that are out there will become even more competitive. And generally, broadcast reporting is a hard job that pays relatively little and requires long hours.
Reference: Careers Trends