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10 Jobs That Are Disappearing Fast

These once-common careers are fading away due to changes in technology and the workplace


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Occupations familiar to many are shrinking fast. Blame technology, for the most part, though the pandemic has also hastened the demise of some once-common careers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following 10 jobs are among those projected to lose the most positions by 2030. Many workers in these fields already have switched careers, but a quick look at this list offers some insights into how earning a living has changed over the years. The figures for employment, job losses and wages have been rounded.

Kenneth Terrell covers employment, age discrimination, work and jobs, careers, and the federal government for AARP. He previously worked for the Education Writers Association and U.S. News & World Report, where he reported on government and politics, business, education, science and technology, and lifestyle news.

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