3 Dying Professions You’ll Probably Want to Avoid

3 Dying Professions You’ll Probably Want to Avoid

With the rise of automation, some fields – especially with white collar jobs – are slowly becoming threatened. In time, some careers may even become obsolete.

There will still be plenty of opportunities out there – problems to solve, things to fix, and services to provide. However, the demand has already begun to shrink for certain professions. And it will likely continue to do so in the coming years.

That’s not to say these jobs aren’t still necessary for the time being, just that the job market is declining. So, if you’re looking for a more secure future, these are just several professions we wouldn’t recommend pursuing.

Mortgage Broker

During the Great Recession, the number of mortgage brokers absolutely plummeted. Many of those who remained also saw a drop in their salaries. Now, the industry is still struggling to recover.

With so many resources available online, including virtual brokers, the need just isn’t really there anymore.

Travel Agent

This is a career that is already on the decline and is projected to keep shrinking. With the prevalence of online agencies and booking sites, there’s a dwindling need for actual travel agents. These days, people simply book their own vacations online.

However, if you specialize in specific destinations or cater to certain types of travelers, that may be a different story. There will likely still be a need for human travel agents that are experts on corporate travel and studying abroad. You may also wish to focus on older travelers in particular. Additionally, travel blogging may be a good side gig as well.

Broadcaster / Reporter

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s a projected 9 percent decline for jobs in the broadcast industry. This includes reporters, broadcast news analysts, and correspondents- some of whom will be losing their jobs in the near future.

Of the 33,202 television and radio announcers in the U.S., one in ten are expected to see their job phased out by 2026. Not only is the industry becoming more consolidated, streaming services, podcasts, and on-demand content is becoming more popular as well.