1. Travel agent
Thanks to online travel booking sites, everyone is their own personal travel agent these days.
2. Mortgage broker
The number of traditional mortgage brokers dropped by 80 percent during the Great Recession
Blame artificial intelligence for the decline of the bookkeeping profession, says Dmytro Arshynov of DMA Financial Management LLC in New York.
Pugliano notes that a lot of the work once done by case researchers can now be done with increasingly sophisticated algorithms.
One in 10 of the nation’s 33,202 radio and television announcers are expected to see their jobs disappear by 2026 – streaming is the culprit.
6. Middle Manager
The paper pushing done by middle managers is increasingly being done by enterprise software like Oracle and Salesforce.
7. Casino cashier
Casinos are increasingly turning to automated machines to reduce labor costs, meaning the man or woman in the casino cage is going the way of the one-armed-bandit-style slot machines.
8. System and server administrator
With so much of computing becoming cloud-based, the IT guy who patrolled your office is becoming less and less relevant in today’s workforce, says Nicholas C. Fiorentino, chief executive at CrediReady.
9. Financial planner
Tasks once performed by low-level retail financial planners are quickly being outsourced to planning software, apps, robo advisors and investing algorithms.
10. Floral designer
The number of flower arrangers fell 25.6 percent between 2005 and 2015 and is projected to fall another 16.6 percent between 2015 and 2025. Blame the internet and its burgeoning business of flower delivery, as well as a push by supermarkets to bolster their floral departments and sell loose flowers directly to customers.
11. Postal worker
Online bill paying and keeping in touch with friends on social media are the biggest culprits in the dreary outlook for workers.
12. Photo processor
Digital photography continues to make job hunting tough for people who work with film.
13. Data entry clerk
Word processing, voicemail and the internet means we end up doing a lot of the tasks that once would have been delegated to an administrative assistant.
Surveillance cameras, spyware and DNA databanks make it easier to solve crimes.
In the corporate world, engineers can do the same tasks, and in a residential application, anyone can draw plans for new homes or for remodeling permits as long as they comply with the current codes.
Routine diagnostics for things like strep throat and ear infections will be replaced with cheap, in-home tests.
The alternative will be for doctors to spend less time diagnosing illness and more time on addressing human factors that produce better wellness outcomes.