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Jobs that will disappear

If you're in one of these jobs, you better start a second learning curve so that you can have a second career.
From Forbes.com

Grocery Store Cashier
Handling cash is oh-so-20th-century. In fact, all jobs dealing with paper money, including bank tellers and toll booth operators, could be obsolete in two decades, as we rely more on credit and digital money.

Film Processor
If you want to stick with old-fashioned photography, better build your own darkroom. Your neighborhood photo store will be going digital, or going out of business.

CD Store Manager
Why browse for CD's at Tower Records when you can search for MP3's online? Music producers are going digital, and retailers must adjust as well. Compact discs don't have the artistic flair of old records, so they won't have the same vintage cachet either.

Union Organizer
Union organizers and leaders may soon disappear, says futurist Alvin Toffler, since they show no sign of reversing their 20-year membership decline. "The labor movement has not come to terms with the knowledge economy at all," Toffler says.

Encyclopedia Writer
Britannica, watch out. Wikipedia's got your number. This 21st-century encyclopedia is free, online and edited by readers.

Bacteria like Thiobacillus ferooxidans can be used to extract metal from ore. If there are further advances in the science of biomining, expect the guys with coal-darkened faces to take above-ground occupations.

Construction Worker
Much construction work is still completed by hand. But three-dimensional printing may change that, says futurist Joel Barker. Instead of simply printing one layer of ink on paper, stereo lithographic printers spit out multiple layers of material to make 3D structures. Eventually, Barker says, these could be used to construct houses on a mass scale.

Fighter Pilot
Why send a man into combat when you can send a machine? While we're still far away from using robots as front-line troops, fighter jets may soon be automated.

Call Center Representative
Be careful what you wish for. Many people have fantasized, while on hold, about an end to call centers. But if they do disappear, they're likely to be replaced with more automation, not more personal customer service.

Oil Wildcatter
We won't need new sources of oil when our economy runs on hydrogen, solar power, wind and manure.


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