Governing recently post their list of the 10 jobs that are disappearing most quickly. Here’s the list:
- File Clerks
- Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors and Machine Operators
- Bill and Account Collectors
- Data Entry Keyers
- Order Clerks
- Chief Executives
- Production Worker Helpers
- Installation, Maintenance and Repair Worker Helpers
- Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
It’s an interesting list. There are some that appear to be victims of automation – the production workers, order clerks and repair workers. There are some that are victims of the Internet – telemarketers anything related to the postal service. There is one that surprised me – telecom line installers. Governing points to cord-cutting as a factor.
I mention this because I think it’s valuable to think about the role broadband, not only as the cause of some job changes, but as the solution. If I were talking to kids about jobs (and I have teenagers, so I do), I would encourage them consider the new skills they need and new jobs that will be born of new opportunity.