10 jobs that will shrink the fastest in the next decade

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    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently forecast estimates of the fastest-declining occupations from 2020 to 2030, with many of them projected to decline by well over 20%. That will mean: Hundreds of thousands of jobs lost within a decade.

    At the same time, however, other professions are also experiencing increased demand, as you will see in “The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs for the Next 10 Years”.

    Read on to see the 10 jobs expected to decline the most by 2030, from the 10th largest to the most changing job.

    10. Shoe operator

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    Employment in 2020: 5,000 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 3,900 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 21.6%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 30,630

    9. Data entry keyer

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    Employment in 2020: 158,400 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 122,800 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 22.5%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 34,440

    8. Switchboards (including answering machines)

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    Employment in 2020: 59,900 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 46,300 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 22.7%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 31,430

    7. Door-to-door sales, news and street vendors

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    Employment in 2020: 54,000 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 41,000 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 24.1%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 29,730

    6. Clock and watch repairers

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    Employment in 2020: 2,800 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 2,100 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 24.9%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 45,290

    5. Telephone provider

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    Employment in 2020: 4,800 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 3,600 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 25.4%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 37,710

    4. Hand cutter and trimmer

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    Employment in 2020: 8,100 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 5,700 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 29.7%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 31,630

    3. Operators of nuclear power plants

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    Employment in 2020: 5,300 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 3,600 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 32.9%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 104,040

    2. Park attendant employees

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    Employment in 2020: 7,900 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 5,100 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 35%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 42,070

    1. Word processors and typists

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    Employment in 2020: 45,200 jobs

    Projected employment in 2030: 28,900 jobs

    Projected job cuts for 2020-2030: 36%

    Median annual wage from 2020: $ 41,050

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