The Top 10 Most Endangered Jobs In America, 2016

Mail Carrier

What do mail carrier, typist, and meter reader have in common? They’re among the jobs that are fading into obscurity, According to the job hunting website CareerCast. Ouch!

Mail carrier lands at the top of a new list of the top 10 “endangered” jobs in America, 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% decline in employment of mail carriers by 2024, or a total 136,000 – employee loss in the field over the next 8 years.

The next-most-endangered jobs: Typist or word processor, which will shrink by 18% and meter reader, also slated to contract by 15%.

Other professions that made the list include disc jockey, a profession that’s slated to shrink by 11%, followed by jeweler, insurance underwriter, seamstress or tailor, broadcaster, newspaper reporter, computer programmer.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 jobs that are expected to shrink the most over the next several years, with their projected decline.

The 10 Most Endangered Jobs In America, 2016

Jobs That Are Disappearing Fast:

1. Mail carrier
Growth Outlook: -28%
Median Annual Income: $56,790

2. Typist/Word Processor
Growth Outlook: -18%
Median Annual Income: $37,610

3. Meter Reader
Growth Outlook: -15%
Median Annual Income: $38,510

4. Disc Jockey
Growth Outlook: -11%
Median Annual Income: $30,080

5. Jeweler
Growth Outlook: -11%
Median Annual Income: $37,060

6. Insurance Underwriter
Growth Outlook: -11%
Median Annual Income: $65,040

7. Seamstress/Tailor
Growth Outlook: -9%
Median Annual Income: $25,830

8. Broadcaster
Growth Outlook: -9%
Median Annual Income: $37,720

9. Newspaper Reporter
Growth Outlook: -8%
Median Annual Income: $36,360

10. Computer Programmer
Growth Outlook: -8%
Median Annual Income: $79,530

Also read: The Top 10 Most Endangered Jobs In America, 2015.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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