More workers facing career obsolescence

Thanks to automation and artificial intelligence, some common jobs of today may soon disappear, according to thrift-centered website The Penny Hoarder.  

Writer Kaitlyn Blount notes that just as lamplighter jobs have disappeared along with positions for bowling alley pin-setters, advances in technology are putting careers at risk for administrative assistants, postal carriers, bank tellers and others. 

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth for other segments of the workforce. Jobs for insurance claims clerks, for example, are projected to increase by more than 11 percent in the coming years. 

Openings for paralegals and legal assistants, with a median annual pay of $50,410, are expected to grow by 14.6 percent. And the need for food preparation workers is expected to climb by 16.8 percent.

And while travel agent openings are likely to dive by 11.7 percent, work for loan officers is predicted to grow by 11.4 percent.

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