My MoneyLife™ with Chuck Bentley
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
5 Disappearing Jobs
Transcript of Today's Program:
New career fields are being created all the time. Five years ago there was no such thing as an I-Pad repair technician. Meanwhile, other jobs are disappearing, so knowing what line of work NOT to go into is pretty important.
- Journalists. New technologies, the Internet, and the rise of the so-called “citizen reporter” with his own blog have resulted in so much information being available—largely online—that fewer and fewer people are watching nightly news and reading the papers.
- Financial Products Salespeople. Today, you can buy insurance and most other financial products online with a few clicks. Probably even with a smart phone app.
- Technology Help Desk Support. These jobs aren’t disappearing—they’re just going overseas. Companies save a fortune by shipping their help desk to places like India.
- Government employees. This applies only to state and local government, the federal government is still hiring like crazy.
- Logistics. These are jobs involved with the physical delivery of documents—everything from personal letters to thousand-page legal contracts. New digital technology means more and more of those docs are being sent by email and even text messaging. Look for jobs in this field to shrink, particularly at the Post Office.
So those are five careers to avoid. You know, it’s tough to choose the right career field if you don’t know how God wired you in the first place…what special skills and interests He’s given you. Career Direct can help you make the right decision. Find out more at Crown.org.