Thursday, May 7, 2015

Don't pick a dying profession

Seems like common sense, doesn't it? Yet, workers are rapidly facing different mixes of viable professions and jobs.

Susan Ricker, CareerBuilder, says publishing, for one, has radically changed. Remember that genteel job as a book editor you wanted in college? Well, that and other publishing areas--such as printing press operator, data entry keyers, print binding, reporters, and typists--are declining.

Instead, in the publishing area, you may find a niche in marketing jobs, web developers, tech writing, PR, fundraising, and communications.

Also down--postal jobs and door-to-door sales people.

On the bright side--up are human service assts, taxi drivers and chauffeurs, exercise physiologists, trainers, dietitians, and sales reps,

Textile and apparel production is way down in the US. This includes jobs such as knitting and weaving machine operators, shoe machine operators, sewing machine operators, and patternmakers.

BUT--there will be more call for bicycle repairers, welding, mechanical door repair people, machinists, inspectors, and other industrial jobs once thought almost dead.

I sure know the profession of reporter has had better days. Sad. And nobody wants to hear from us old cranky dinosaurs about how cool it used to be.

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