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Vanishing Jobs

Train Conductor

A train conductor in 2011, in New Brunswick, N.J., and right, A fully automated subway train in Brooklyn, NY. Many of mass transit in United States have already automated system in place; some are running in semi-auto mode to reduce the numbers of human operators. The L line in the New York City subway system has begun full automatic train operation in 2012.

BLS Job Outlook, 2010-20: 1%

Employment Change, 2010-20: 500

Jobs With a Terrible Outlook

Businesses are cutting costs wherever they can. Outsourcing jobs overseas where operation costs are lower is just one example. However, the proliferation of new technology is changing the landscape of America’s job market. Automation is yet another fast-growing method of cutting costs, as these technological advances become cheaper and easier to implement — replacing jobs previously held by humans.

Here are some professions that are suffering due to these technological advances: