Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mail carrier, meter reader, farmer, newspaper reporter are most endangered jobs in U.S.

Mail carrier is the most endangered job in the U.S., and farmer and journalist are not far behind, according to CareerCast's list of the most endangered jobs in 2015. Mail carrier is a profession expected to lose 28 percent of its workforce by 2022. Meter reader and farmer are expected to lose 19 percent of workers by 2022, newspaper reporter 13 percent, jeweler 10 percent, logger 9 percent, flight attendant 7 percent, drill-press operator and insurance underwriter 6 percent and seamstress/tailor 4 percent. (Fortune graphic)

"Every year, CareerCast takes a look at the jobs that are vanishing, and this year, the list clearly shows the steady march of technology, as professions have been shedding jobs at a fast clip," Christina Austin reports for Fortune. If you're in one of the careers listed above, "you may want to explore a career switch. If you’re a new college grad, you might want to consider healthcare and STEM jobs, which aren’t being eliminated due to our robot overlords."

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