Is Your Job Becoming Obsolete? 10 Most Endangered Careers of 2014
The verdict is in: Some careers are inevitably on their way out, according to CareerCast’s report on the 10 most endangered jobs of 2014. The jobs to be wary of? Anything paper related. The decrease in paper can be attributed to several factors, including people reading the news on their tablets and smartphones, in addition to using email and social media to stay in touch rather than writing letters, per Forbes.
CareerCast’s endangered jobs were calculated using data from its 2014 Jobs Rated Report, in addition to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ready to see if your job is endangered? Here are 2014’s most at-risk careers.
1. Mail Carrier
With a hiring outlook of -28 percent, things don’t look great for mail carriers. Why? Mainly due to the increased use of online communication and the immediate accessibility it offers. As more people continue using the Internet to communicate, the decline in postal jobs over the coming decade is expected to be severe.
“Employment will be adversely affected by the decline in first-class mail volume due to increasing use of automated bill pay and email,” according to the CareerCast report.