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Dying careers and thriving careers

Our surroundings are changing rapidly. Against a backdrop of serious concerns about the Eurozone, projecting labor market activity can be particularly tough.

However, changing patterns of employment by occupation are largely dominated by longer-term trends rather than the cyclical position of the economy. To understand the natural evolution of the jobs market — industries and career paths that are becoming extinct versus those that are advancing through a process of natural selection — the jobs landscape needs to be viewed in the context of the most influential macro-trends.

Below are some of the careers that are thriving and dying due to the changing technological, economic, social and business landscape.

Dying careers

  • Postal service workers (including sorters, clerks and mail carriers)
  • Office and administrative workers (particularly data entry clerks)
  • Manufacturing assembly jobs
  • Telemarketing and door-to-door sales

Thriving careers

  • Data scientists
  • Research and design managers, particularly in engineering
  • Computer programmers and network administrators
  • Medical assistants



via Dying careers and thriving careers: The jobs of tomorrow –


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    Posted by Job Offer | August 18, 2012, 4:56 pm

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