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Careers with Declining Employment
These are the occupations expected to have the largest percent drop in employment from 2014 to 2024. You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 224 declining occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2014 2024
1
Locomotive Firers
1,700
500
-70%
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
11,500
5,800
-50%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
3
Telephone Operators
13,100
7,500
-42%
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
117,600
78,000
-34%
Median wage is between $34,760 to $56,120 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
28,800
19,400
-33%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
112,400
75,400
-33%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
3,500
2,500
-31%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
4,000
2,800
-30%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
12,000
8,700
-28%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Pourers and Casters, Metal
9,800
7,200
-27%
Median wage is between $22,610 and $34,720 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent