Sign Of The Times: 9 Careers That Are Disappearing Because Of Technology

- By Bossip Staff
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This is the catch-22 of our current economy: people need jobs. But in many instances machines and computers do those jobs better, faster and for less than it costs to give those jobs to actual people.

As a result, in 7 more years, certain trades and careers won’t even be an option anymore. Any guess what they are? Flip through and find out.

9. Watch Repairers
Decline by 2018: -13.84%
2008 Employment: 3,200
Median Annual Income: $37,180

8. Paperhangers
Decline by 2018: -14.48%
2008 Employment: 7,400
Median Annual Income: $37,600

7. Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
Decline by 2018: -15.4%
2008 Employment: 4,600
Median Annual Income: $37,180

6. Computer Operators
Decline by 2018: -18.1%
2008 Employment: 110,000
Median Annual Income: $36,390

5. Desktop Publishers
Decline by 2018: -22.54%
2008 Employment: 26,400
Median Annual Income: $36,610

4. Drilling Machine Operators and Tenders
Decline by 2018: -26.87%
2008 Employment: 33,000
Median Annual Income: $33,130

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    3. Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors and Processing Machine Operators
    Decline by 2018: -30.32%
    Current Employment: 179,900
    Median Annual Income: $53,080

    2. Semiconductor Processors
    Decline by 2018: -31.53%
    2008 Employment: 31,600
    Median Annual Income: $33,130

    1. Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
    Decline by 2018: -44.83%
    2008 Employment: 16,000
    Median Annual Income: $22,970

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