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Vanishing Jobs

Bank Teller

A bank teller at work, and right, the 2011 Bank of America mobile application on a mobile device. Many middle-class workers have lost jobs because powerful software and computerized machines are doing tasks that only humans could do before.

BLS Job Outlook, 2010-20: -2%

Employment Change, 2010-20: -1,100

Jobs With a Terrible Outlook

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: