The world we live in constantly evolving. Every day we hear about the new gadgets that make older ones obsolete. Moreover, we hear about upcoming technologies and systems b that may minimize human efforts in the work system. As we progress, it becomes more and more evident that the job market will shrink and we will not have several jobs in the next ten years that we see people doing today.
Following is a list of jobs that will become obsolete and vanish in the coming years:
- Retail Cashiers
On your next trip to the grocery store or the mall count the number of self-checkout machines. You will be surprised by the number you will count. The self-checkout machine enables the customers to scan and pay for the item. These machines reduce the costs for retailers and also ensure there are no frauds and thefts from the cash box. With an increasing trend of online shopping and the presence of giant retailers like Amazon offering grocery delivery, retail cashiers will soon vanish.
- Newspaper delivery
The popularity of newspaper and other such magazines have been on a decline for quite some time now. With the growth of smartphones, newspaper companies have also embraced the digital world by publishing news on their websites and launching mobile phone apps. You don’t get to see newspaper delivery guy very often now, and with the same trend continuing, the job will not exist in a few years time.
- Postal workers
When was the last time you wrote a letter and posted it? And the letter you wrote for your mother’s birthday you handed her over does not count!
Everyone now prefers to send an email that is delivered instantly rather than wait for days for a letter to be delivered. The postal services have decreased significantly. You don’t see many people visiting the local post office to send or receive any letters.
- Travel agents
Another job that’s questionable for long-term is travel agents. The internet has provided information and outlets for people to share and publish information and many websites now offer travel agent services. Booking air tickets and hotels are far more convenient to do online, as you can compare the prices of your hotel and travel and even visually see what your hotel room looks like. Travel agents will probably disappear in the next ten years.
- Assembly line workers
The efficient and multipurpose robots have already started replacing assembly line workers at many factories. The robots can work for a more extended period and reduce costs for the employers. It’s expected that most of the manufacturing jobs will not exist in the next ten years.
The recent football FIFA World Cup was a great example of how electronic referees will be incorporated during the games. To reduce the human error from games, these video assistants make decisions instantly and keep the game fair.
- Taxi drivers
The introduction of self-driving cars means that the number of overcharging taxi drivers is going to decrease. Self-driving cars are considered to be safe, and they don’t even talk to you during the ride.