Have you noticed how the world is changing? Well, duhh, you might say, but I am referring to job opportunities. If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where the unemployment rate is low, good for you! Even so, you may not have thought about the jobs that are being phased out, being replaced by technology. It troubles me that people think it is a wonderful and quick convenience, and although that is true it also is taking away jobs that real people do – or used to do.
I found this interesting article on Yahoo.com called Top 10 dead-end jobs on their way to extinction. From it I excerpted a couple of lists for you to see, but do go to the actual article and check out what else it says.
The 10 jobs that won’t exist in 10 years include:
- Social Media Expert
- Taxi Dispatcher
- Toll Booth Operator
- Retail Cashier
- Word Processor / Typist
- Switchboard Operator
- Photo Finisher
- Postal Worker
- Video Store Clerk
- Print Journalist
5 fast-declining careers
- People Greeter
- Photo Laboratory Associate
- Head Cashier
- Data Entry Clerk
Of course, with the decline of some jobs there is the rise of others.
5 fast-growing careers
- Financial Advisor
- Representative Financial Service
- Field Sales Representative
- Sales Associate
- Social Worker
I also am concerned about people, especially young people, who have no understanding or preparation in place for retirement. It is never too early to start putting money away for that because the way the economy is going with prices going higher and higher, who is going to be able to live without something in place? And NO, the government will not be able to carry us. Even if there is an Old Age pension in place for you it will be such a small amount that if you are counting on that to live on you will find yourself under the poverty line, with barely enough to cover anything. Seriously, go see a financial advisor and check out what I’m saying.
Okay, that’s my rant for today!
Have you found your job being phased out? Is your job on the list? Do you feel okay about your financial future?
PS. If you are a writer, can you live off your earnings from writing, or will it provide enough of a supplement for you to live comfortably or even help pay the bills?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂