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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 172 declining occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2020 2030
1
Word Processors and Typists
45,200
28,900
-36%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Parking Enforcement Workers
7,900
5,100
-35%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
5,300
3,600
-33%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
8,100
5,700
-30%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Telephone Operators
4,800
3,600
-25%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Watch and Clock Repairers
2,800
2,100
-25%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers
54,000
41,000
-24%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearNo formal educational credential
8
Data Entry Keyers
158,400
122,800
-23%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
59,900
46,300
-23%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
5,000
3,900
-22%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent