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Endangered Jobs in the 21st Century

In the last blog post, we shared the top ten skills that are in high demand for 2017 and the coming years as presented by LinkedIn. It was a great eye-opener that revealed incredible insights as to how fast our world is changing. In this new blog post, let’s take a look at the other end of the spectrum. Let's revisit seven jobs that are most likely to disappear—or at least be scarce—within the next decade.


In the last blog post, we shared the top ten skills that are in high demand for 2017 and the coming years as presented by LinkedIn. It was a great eye-opener that revealed incredible insights as to how fast our world is changing. In this new blog post, let’s take a look at the other end of the spectrum. Let’s revisit seven jobs that are most likely to disappear—or at least be scarce—within the next decade.

  1. Drivers

Even if a majority of our lives are already on the Internet, such as online education, e-commerce, freelance jobs, online games and entertainment, we still need to get around. Hence we still need cars. But we won’t be driving in the way we do now. Innovative companies are in a race to produce the most viable self-driving cars. Soon, there will be no need

  1. Farmers

Of course, we still need to eat! We can’t be online all day and go riding around town with our self-driving cars. We need to nourish ourselves with food. But scientists and biologists might soon replace traditional farmers. They will be the future farmers who will grow fruits and vegetables within controlled environments for a better and more productive yield.

  1. Postal workers

Isn’t this just plain obvious? Seriously. How long ago was it when you received snail mail in your physical mailbox. You know, that little box in your front yard where you used to check daily for some unsolicited sales letters and occasional love letters from family members from faraway. Remember that? If you don’t, that’s the reason why postal workers are dubbed as “America’s fastest-disappearing jobs!”

  1. Broadcasters

With the advent of the iPod and podcasting, YouTube and other media platforms that allowed everyone to have their own stations and channels, broadcasters have faced the reality of extinction. The sad reality is that broadcasters worked so hard for long hours and are paid relatively so little. So perhaps a new online career for them might be healthy after all.

  1. Fishermen

Just like the farmers, professional fishermen are facing extinction due to the fast developing technology. Well, we would probably still need a few of them. But with the issues of overfishing, global warming and climate change that affect marine life, and the growing popularity and demand of farm-raised fish, it’s clear that a good number of fishermen will have a hard time staying in business.

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