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Vanishing Jobs

This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, left, travel agent, Gabriele Herlitschka leafing through an Asia and Australia travel catalogue in her travel agency office in 2002, in Duesseldorf, Germany, and right, Expedia worker Mike Brown in an alcove set up for employees in 2013, in Bellevue, Wash. The number travel agents fell 46 percent from 142,000 to 76,000 in ten years through 2010.

Jobs With a Terrible Outlook

January 24, 2013

Businesses are cutting costs wherever they can. Outsourcing jobs overseas where operation costs are lower is just one example. However, the proliferation of new technology is changing the landscape of America’s job market. Automation is yet another fast-growing method of cutting costs, as these technological advances become cheaper and easier to implement — replacing jobs previously held by humans.

Here are some professions that are suffering due to these technological advances: