10 Jobs Not Long for This World

Failing industries, new technology and outsourcing are killing these careers

By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User

Posted Oct 23, 2007 9:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Getting a job is hard enough—you don't want one that won't be around in five or 10 years. Forbes pulls out its crystal ball to see which jobs are not long for this world:

  1. News analysts, reporters, and correspondents
  2. Economists
  3. Radio announcers
  4. Travel agents

  1. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers
  2. Farmers and ranchers
  3. Federal employees
  4. Computer programmers
  5. Insurance agents
  6. Fishers and fishing-vessel operators

Want to be a farmer when you grow up? Nuh uh, says Forbes. Farm and ranching jobs are supposed to have the largest numerical decrease of any occupation by 2014.
Want to be a farmer when you grow up? Nuh uh, says Forbes. Farm and ranching jobs are supposed to have the largest numerical decrease of any occupation by 2014.   (KRT Photos)
Glamorous as Howard Stern's job might sound, the future's not looking bright for a career as a radio announcer, Forbes says.
Glamorous as Howard Stern's job might sound, the future's not looking bright for a career as a radio announcer, Forbes says.   (KRT Photos)
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