In this day and age technology is playing a major role in unemployment rates. Industrial processes are being automated and digital consumption is increasing, which will all lead to some being replaced by machines. It has happened in the past and it will surely happen in the future.
Here are 10 jobs that may be on their way to the dustbin in the next ten years.
1. Postal Workers/Post Masters
The average annual salary of a mail carrier is $53,000 or roughly $25.53 per hour. However, Postman Pat will not be happy with the hiring outlook in the upcoming years.
It is estimated there will be a 28% decline in hiring of postal workers or mail carriers. The Internet is playing a major part in the decline. Rather than wait for days before getting a letter reply, you can now send an email to anyone in the world and get a response in minutes. You can even video call distant loved ones to fill the gap.
The decline in postal jobs in the next ten years is expected to be severe.
Online billing is also reducing the need for service companies to send paper billing statements to consumers. Parcel delivery is also being modernized into drone-based delivery and pilot-free cargo planes.
The future of the United States Postal Service is looking dim despite its long and illustrious history. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has considered postal service workers as one of the top occupations to experience the highest projected decline in employment.