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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 2019 to 2029 (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 249 declining occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2019 2029
1
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
5,300
3,400
-36%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
2
Parking Enforcement Workers
8,100
5,200
-36%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Word Processors and Typists
52,700
33,500
-36%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Watch and Clock Repairers
3,200
2,100
-32%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
5
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
9,800
6,900
-30%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearNo formal educational credential
6
Telephone Operators
5,000
3,600
-28%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
7
Travel Agents
82,000
60,800
-26%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
8
Data Entry Keyers
172,400
130,000
-25%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
10,400
8,000
-23%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
69,900
54,100
-23%
Median wage is between $30,870 to $41,300 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent