EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

Have you been paying attention to the changes that are taking place in our job market today? Everyday thousands are losing their jobs or seeing their pay reduced because their job has been taken by a machine or shipped somewhere to a third world country. Companies as well as governmental agencies are closing their doors because they cannot keep up with the pace of change. We put this table together to help you see the seriousness of this problem we are faced with. You have a choice. You can either sit still and wait for the worse to come. Or you can take action today to prepare and position yourself to compete in the job market of the 21st century. Whatever choice you make, you will be the one to deal with the consequences. We believe that you have a lot to offer to the world, however, you have the ultimate say in this. We would not like you to make an uninformed decision. Please take a look at the following numbers and then make up you mind. Should you need help, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your actual job may not be on this list, however, it may be similar to one of them. In the next five years most of these jobs will be gone. You may be left out of work. Do not wait for that to happen. Act today.

Fastest declining occupations, 2014 and projected 2024 (Numbers in Thousands)
2014 National Employment Matrix title and code Employment Change, 2014-24 Median annual wage, 2014
2014 2024 Number Percent Median Annual wage, 2014
Total, all occupations 00-0000 150,539.9 160.328.8 9,788.9 6.5 $35,540
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4035 22.4 17.8 -4.6 -20.6 $37,100
Locomotive Firers 53-4012 1.7 0.5 -1.2 -69.9 $46,740
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 49-2096 11.5 5.8 -5.8 -50.0 $31,020
Telephone operators 43-2021 13.1 7.5 -5.5 -42.4 $35,140
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 42-5053 117.6 78.0 -39.7 -33.7 $54,520
Switchboard operators, including answering service 43-2011 112.4 75.4 -37.0 -32.9 $26,550
Photographic process workers and processing machine operators 51-9151 28.8 19.4 -9.5 -32.9 $24,600
Shoe machine operators and tenders 51-6042 3.5 2.5 -1.1 -30.5 $24,750
Manufactured building and mobile home installers 49-9095 4.0 2.8 -1.2 -30.0 $29,600
Foundry mold and coremakers 51-4071 12.0 8.7 -3.3 -27.7 $31,340
Sewing machine operators 516031 153.9 112.2 -41.7 -27.1 $21,920
Pourers and casters, metal 51-4052 9.8 7.2 -2.6 -26.6 $32,410
Postal service clerks 43-5051 69.6 51.3 -18.3 -26.2 $55,590
Postal service mail carriers 43-5052 297.4 219.4 -78.1 -26.2 $57,200
Postmasters and mail superintendents 11-9131 17.3 12.8 -4.6 -26.2 $65,800
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-6063 27.9 20.6 -7.3 -26.2 $27,270
Fabric and apparel patternmakers 51-6092 5.4 4.0 -1.4 -26.0 $41,310
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-6062 14.3 10.6 -3.7 -25.7 $25,590
Watch repairers 49-9064 2.7 2.0 -0.7 -25.7 $35,450
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4072 129.5 97.2 -32.3 -25.0 $28,810
Prepress technician and workers 51-5111 36.5 27.5 -9.0 -24.6 $37,200
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators and tenders 51-4021 73.4 55.5 -17.9 -24.4 $32,610
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 51-6061 11.7 8.9 -2.8 -23.9 $24,930
Patternmakers, metal and plastic 51-4062 3.8 2.9 -0.9 -23.4 $41,390
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4033 71.4 55.8 -15.7 -21.9 $32,660
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 51-6064 26.0 20.3 -5.6 -21.7 $26,250
Model makers, metal and plastic 51-6061 6.2 4.9 -1.3 -21.5 $46,180
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 51-4022 21.6 17.0 -4.6 -21.5 $33,710
Desktop Publishers 43-9031 14.8 11.7 -3.1 -21.0 $38,200
Parking enforcement workers 33-3041 9.4 7.4 -2.0 -20.8 $36,570
Footnotes: (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

You may also want to check Occupations with the largest job declines www.bls.gov/emp/ep_tale_106.htm