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Careers with Declining Employment
These are the occupations expected to have the largest percent drop in employment over a 10-year period. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 207 declining occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
1
Locomotive firers
500
200
-68%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Respiratory therapy technicians
9,300
3,900
-58%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearAssociate's degree
3
Parking enforcement workers
8,600
5,400
-37%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Word processors and typists
60,400
40,000
-34%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Watch repairers
3,000
2,100
-30%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles
11,000
7,900
-29%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Cutters and trimmers, hand
10,700
7,700
-28%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
8
Postmasters and mail superintendents
13,300
9,600
-28%
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Telephone operators
5,700
4,100
-28%
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Mine shuttle car operators
1,700
1,300
-25%
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearNo formal educational credential