10 Jobs That Will Disappear in 10 years 


Growing up, we didn’t think there would be jobs like social media influencing, affiliate marketing, blogging, vlogging, and the like. All we knew were traditional jobs like farming, newspaper merchants, and the like.

Today, with the emergence of technology, some of these traditional jobs are no more. Technology, however, seems to be moving at an increasingly fast pace, with every facet of our lives now linked to technical innovations in one way or the other.

As our society becomes more and more tech-driven, some jobs will be replaced as a result of technological advancement and automation. Some jobs will become obsolete.

A recent study by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) found that nearly 60 percent of young people in the country are currently training for careers that will be two-thirds automated in the next 10 to 15 years. 

This is why you should know what jobs are likely to be in existence and what jobs will disappear before taking up any career.

Of course, these jobs will probably always exist in some fashion, but not as productive and effective as they are now. Hence, the need for this post.

In this blog post, we’ll be sharing with you 10 jobs that will disappear in the next 10 years

  1. Cashiers

Our society is going cashless with cashiers slowly but surely being replaced with self-checkout kiosks, Apple Pay, and cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin becoming prominent within mainstream society. 

The need for somebody to handle payment is decreasing. Amazon, for instance, is experimenting with stores that don’t have checkout lines at all. With innovations like this surfacing, the demise of the cashier seems inevitable.

  1. Bank tellers

Thanks to the user-friendly nature of online and mobile banking. Transactions can be done easily from home or anywhere else.

Mobile banking and electronic fund transfers are eliminating the need for paper trails to carry out bank transactions. Sooner than later, we will never need to walk into a bank to carry out day-to-day activities in person.

  1. Printers

With various publications investing more time and content into their online versions, publishing and printing are fast becoming old-fashioned. 

Technology is bringing publications to the digital realm, which is evident in declining newspaper readership and the rise of e-books. With this development, the printing press and the printers are gradually surfacing away. 

  1. Travel agents

In the US, the number of travel agents dropped from 124,000 in 2000 to 74,000 in 2014. With Bing Travel, Google Flights, Kayak, Skyscanner, and a bunch of other flight-search engines, anyone can plan his/her travel experience as long as you have a bank card and a few spare hours to research your destination. 

Little wonder the services of travel agents aren’t needed to plan a holiday anymore. Also, a good number of travel operators realize this and are focused on promoting good online services and deals rather than hiring travel agents.

  1. Sports referees

Arguments that the job of a referee will be best done by a robot are on the increase. It is because a good number of people are of the opinion that artificial refereeing is a positive thing and reduces the scope for error. 

Besides, who will you argue with when you feel the robot has made a bad call? It’s all sensors and circuits and isn’t influenced by the crowd, opposing players, or coaches. 

Soccer’s governing body, FIFA, has introduced more technology into the game, with goal-line technology now a standard and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being utilized in top European leagues. 

With these innovations rising, there’s no telling if a sports referee will be a human being or a robot 10 years from now.

  1. Newspaper reporters

With thousands of blog posts published daily and a long line of freelance writers competing to make their voices heard via storytelling on top online platforms, print media is fast going into extinction.

Technology has made it easy to get news, information, and entertainment to your doorstep.

So why wait till tomorrow to know what is happening around you and in the world at large when you can get that from a wealth of sources online that offer minute-by-minute coverage?

  1. Flight attendants

Aircrafts today are equipped with screens to demonstrate security rules and advanced automated security equipment, making the presence of numerous flight attendants on board needless. 

Most airlines now buy into the system of automated aircraft in order to minimize costs and maximize profits. Hence, they hire little or no flight attendants on board. 

  1. Farmers

Farming isn’t something that we can throw into space, except we are ready to stop eating or perhaps print our meals from a 3D printer. However, the need for numerous farmers is diminishing.

Technology is making it easier for fewer people to produce more yield. For instance, the cultivation of grains now requires fewer farmers due to technological advancements and new ways to grow larger crops with less human labor. It’s likely that indoor farms and even lab-grown meats will start increasing in popularity 10 years from now.

  1. Textile workers

Like farming, manufacturing and production works are made easy. Thanks to the advancement of machines. 

This is why there is a decrease in the number of employees in the textile industry, not because there is a decrease in the demand for this product.

  1. Drivers

Self-driving cars are only a few years away, with companies like Waymo (Google’s sister company) getting increasingly closer to bringing one to market. 

This means our wheels will be handed over to automation and when this happens, it won’t only affect our personal cars, but will also affect Uber vehicles, long-haul 18-wheelers, public buses, and the rest of them.

In Conclusion, a recent report by tech giant Dell claims that 85 percent of the jobs that will be available in 2030 have not even been invented yet, with the technological landscape set to become unrecognizable over the next 13 years.

The implication of this is that, as opposed to being totally eradicated, most of these jobs will become redefined, with skills that can be transferable to other roles, suggesting that flexibility should be one attribute to maintain in the job market. 

If truly you want to be in the future, you must be flexible and always learning, acquiring skills that could make you relevant and useful to your employer in the future.


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