We wake up, almost, everyday to see an advancement in technology. Its a good thing that life get easier and lot of fun. But the digital age is really a threat to some popular jobs. There are some jobs that have become history as a result of technology advancement. Also, there will be more of such case in the nearest future; lets say by 2030.
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Some Jobs that are Fading Out
Here is a summary list of 6 popular jobs that will surprisingly fade out. You might never imagine it too.
1. Interpreters and Translators
Although taking out human Interpreters and Translators will take many years than 2030. The subtle difference in languages makes it difficult for computer to interpret voice. A BBC News article indicate that language apps are quite helpful but odd in practice.
However, language interpretation annual revenue are approaching $37 billion. Therefore, this is a reason why tech giants like google will strife to perfect their translation tools. Thereby putting out the human interpreters out of jobs in the future. Hence, the need for human interpreter might one day disappear.
2. Newspaper Reporters
Newspaper Reporter is one of the most endangered careers as more people read news online. Ultimately, advertisers are shifting to the internet channels rather than the printed copies. Therefore, Reporters would be forced out of their place of work as advertisers funds reduces. Although, many newspaper company are also moving with the tide of internet channels, but they would need less manpower.
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3. Travel Agents
I personally think travel agents are way up in the rank of jobs going into extinction. There are very good website that understands travelers needs in few minutes and provides options. Travelers can get cheaper, quicker, and most appropriate options from computer than human agents. Unless you are developing e-travel agent, you should start making plans for another job.
This particular job do can not even promise to live up till 2030. It was reportedly assumed to be dead by 2025.
4. Delivery Drivers
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are already giving nod for drones for deliveries. And, very soon, U.S. legislation will also give the go-ahead for driver-less cars in replacement for taxis. I won’t be surprised if the legislation eventually agreed that are safer options.
Thenceforth, delivery drivers would have to bid farewell to their jobs and find another means of survival.
5. Bookkeepers and Accountants
Applications such as Quickbooks are direct contenders to phase out bookkeepers and Accountants before 2030. Software can now analyze data in a jiffy and even produce reports with various data sources. If we consider the speed and accuracy, software will soon take over human.
With over 230 millions downloads of courses online; It is safer to predict that some teachers need to stop working in the near future. Fortunately, most teachers can not possibly be phased out. At least, we will forever need the basic and elementary teachers.
Its no debate that technology will take some manual jobs. If your job is on this list or technology stand a chance to handle your job; It will be of great thing to add alternative means of survival.