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Careers with Declining Employment
These are the occupations expected to have the largest percent drop in employment over the 10-year period of 2018 to 2028 (for states) or 2020 to 2030 (for the United States overall). Please note that these projections do not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different projections due to the rapidly changing economy. When revised data are available, they will be published here.
We found 16 declining occupations in West Virginia.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Associate's degree.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
1
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
70
30
-57%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
51
Mechanical Drafters
120
110
-8%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
68
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
340
320
-6%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
96
Geological and Petroleum Technicians
330
320
-3%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
107
Funeral Service Managers
420
410
-2%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
108
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
550
540
-2%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
125
Air Traffic Controllers
100
100
0%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
133
Broadcast Technicians
120
120
0%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
154
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
30
30
0%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree
155
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
80
80
0%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree