While everyone wants to do something they love, there are some career paths that are dead ends no matter how much you love doing whatever it is. Yahoo recently ran a list of what it called dying careers you should avoid, click on the link here and take a look.
My old career, reporter, is number two on this list, one of the reasons I’m not a reporter any longer.
“Reporter and correspondent positions are expected to decline by 8 percent from 51,900 jobs in 2010 to 48,000 in 2020, for a total of nearly 4,000 jobs lost, says the U.S. Department of Labor,” Yahoo reports.
“Why It’s Dying: The Department of Labor says that because of the trend of consolidation of media companies and the decline in readership of newspapers, reporters will find there are fewer available jobs.
“So, if you have a hankering for writing, you might look into,” Yahoo concludes.
I was surprised reporter wasn’t listed as the number one career to avoid. The winner, or loser, for that spot was desktop publisher, a term I haven’t heard much of since the late 1980s and early 1990s.
“The Department says that advances in user-friendly desktop publishing software will allow other workers, such as graphic designers and copyeditors, to perform the tasks desktop publishers do now. Automation will also lead to job loss,” Yahoo Education reports.
My need to stay one step ahead of the next company consolidation closure or sale in journalism is why I’ve had so many jobs in my career and why I continue to Always Be Job Hunting, as you all should be.
John N. Frank