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|15 Jobs That Wont Exist In 2030: by ashybabs(m): 2:51pm On May 16|
1. Travel Agents
There was once a time when booking a flight ticket would require you go through a few brochures and having a travel sales rep put the whole thing together through a travel agency.
Now, with the abundance of easy-to-use comparison websites, anybody can book their own flight. All you need is your bank card and a few spare hours to research your destination, with the likes of SkyScanner, Trivago and jovago tailoring flight and hotel searches to your exact price and date range. Many travel operators have realised this, and are closing down branches to focus on their online offers.
There are still plenty of other opportunities in the wider travel industry though.
There has been increased talk in the last few years about the reality of a cashless society, with advances in contactless payments, Apple Pay and even cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin becoming prominent within mainstream society. While not everyone is on board, with some preferring to still use cash to better track their spending, one thing is for sure: the requirement for people to handle the payments is no more. With self-service tills and stations already a common site in supermarket chains and popular restaurants such as McDonald’s, the demise of the cashier seems inevitable.
Although there will always be books in the world – regardless of the success of e-readers such as Amazon’s Kindle – it doesn’t look good for the librarians that catalogue them.
Many public libraries are struggling to stay open due to funding cuts, with most relying on volunteers to even stay open, while academic institutions have long since started uploading their texts to a digital format for convenience (and preservation) reasons. While this increased access to literature is a good thing, it is still a shame to see libraries and their helpful and knowledgeable custodians becoming obsolete.
4. Postal Couriers
While there will still be the need for couriers to deliver parcels, things don’t look good for the traditional postman or woman delivering letters each morning. This is mainly because the things that they deliver won’t exist in the next 20 years, with bills and statements viewed and paid online, junk mail moving to your email inbox rather than your letterbox, and the writing of letters long since a dying art. Despite this, companies still frustratingly ask you for a utility bill as proof of address, even though the likes of Sky and British Gas abandoned paper statements long ago.
5. Bank Tellers
While banks won’t disappear altogether; many local branches will and already have closed. This is due to the convenience and user-friendly nature of online and telephone banking, where you can make transactions and manage your account with ease – and all from the comfort of your own home, bus or anywhere.
People will still need to consult with financial advisors and experts, so banks will still remain open; there will just be a lot less of them.
6. Textile Workers
The dwindling number of employees in the textiles industry isn’t due to the lack of demand for products, but rather how they are made. With machines now able to perform a lot of the manufacturing and production work, there are less and less opportunities for unskilled workers.
On the upside, the move towards semi-automation means that highly-skilled specialist operators will be required, albeit in smaller numbers.
7. The Print Industry
This covers a range of jobs, from newspaper and magazine publishers to the factory workers that produce and distribute them. There has been speculation about the future of the print media industry for some time now, with various publications investing more time and content into their online versions; additionally, millennials are preferring to get their news from less biased, less mainstream sources, meaning that the industry as a whole needs to adapt and evolve or become extinct.
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|Re: 15 Jobs That Wont Exist In 2030: by Staphylococcus: 2:54pm On May 16|
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|Re: 15 Jobs That Wont Exist In 2030: by sacajawea: 2:55pm On May 16|
Make we Reach 2030 first
|Re: 15 Jobs That Wont Exist In 2030: by Johnjanrt: 3:17pm On May 16|
Let get there first. The need for rebranding one's skills.
|Re: 15 Jobs That Wont Exist In 2030: by KAM3KAZI(m): 3:35pm On May 16|
Maybe those jobs will end in 2030 But,for it to end in Nigeria we will have to wait till like 2079 �
|Re: 15 Jobs That Wont Exist In 2030: by Hollasmall: 4:15pm On May 16|
Exactly bro, Nigeria is known to be the late comer when it comes to advancement in technology and ways of life.
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