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17 jobs that are quickly disappearing in the US

Business Insider Logo By Rachel Gillett of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 18: The most promising jobs of the future have great prospects, with good pay and an optimistic outlook. Others, not so much. By 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than a 20% decline in employment for 17 jobs, resulting in almost 162,000 fewer positions than 2016. Some jobs, like locomotive firers, are being phased out as their duties are performed by other workers. Other professions, like postmaster, may be all but obsolete in the not-so-distant future thanks to technology including email, Facebook, and Twitter. Based on BLS occupational outlook data, here are the 17 jobs that could be on their way out, as well as what these people do on a daily basis, according to O*NET descriptions of the jobs.

These careers could be on their way out

The most promising jobs of the future have great prospects, with good pay and an optimistic outlook. Others, not so much.

By 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than a 20% decline in employment for 17 jobs, resulting in almost 162,000 fewer positions than 2016.

Some jobs, like locomotive firers, are being phased out as their duties are performed by other workers. Other professions, like postmaster, may be all but obsolete in the not-so-distant future thanks to technology including email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Based on BLS occupational outlook data, here are the 17 jobs that could be on their way out, as well as what these people do on a daily basis, according to O*NET descriptions of the jobs. Click through to see the whole list.

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