Fast-declining jobs

Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2013-2014Recent reports have indicated jobs are continuing to climb after the recession, but that’s not the case for all occupations—some are projected to decline in the coming decade, according to JIST’s recently released Occupational Outlook Handbook 2013–2014.

“Declining occupational employment stems from falling industry employment, technological advances, changes in business practices and other factors,” the OOH says. “Almost all of the occupations that are projected to decline the fastest fall into two occupational groups … the production occupational group … and the office and administrative support staff occupational group.”

Here are seven fast-declining occupations:

Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors and Processing Machine Operators

Postal Service Clerks

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

Sewing Machine Operators

Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service

Source: JIST Publishing