Are you in a dying profession? Take a look and find out.
Few professions will be around forever. Some have a longer lifespan, as we’re likely to always need doctors, lawyers, and teachers. But even those may one day go the way of the lamplighter. Surgeries are already being performed remotely, so it’s not an unreasonable leap to assume they could one day be done by AIs.
Fox Business, meanwhile, just published a list of the fastest disappearing jobs.
Since 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been projecting the jobs that will decline the fastest between now and 2026. Earlier this month, the agency updated these statistics.
Of the 818 jobs the bureau tracks, the occupation with the worst future is locomotive firers, followed by respiratory therapy technicians and parking enforcement workers.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect career, you probably shouldn’t choose one of these.
Here’s a list of the 25 jobs that will be hit the hardest by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Locomotive firers
- Respiratory therapy technicians
- Parking enforcement workers
- Word processors and typists
- Watch repairers
- Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles
- Foundry mold and coremakers
- Pourers and casters, metal
- Computer operators
- Telephone operators
- Mine shuttle car operators
- Electromechanical equipment assemblers
- Data entry keyers
- Postmasters and mail superintendents
- Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
- Coil winders, tapers, and finishers
- Grinding and polishing workers, hand
- Timing device assemblers and adjusters
- Switchboard operators, including answering service
- Prepress technicians and workers
- Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal, and plastic
- Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders
- Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
- Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal, and plastic
- Legal secretaries