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50 jobs that no longer exist

Stacker Logo By Hannah Lang of Stacker | Slide 1 of 51: As technology advances and processes become automated, naturally, some people that once held jobs that were considered essential may find themselves out of work. In the next decade in the United States, employment is expected to increase by 11.5 million, but it is also projected that manufacturing and federal government jobs will decline. By 2030, about 800 million jobs could disappear due to automation, and in the United States alone, 39 million to 73 million jobs could become automated. However, the outlook isn’t all bad—just 5% of current jobs will be completely eliminated in the future if today’s automation technology is adopted while most other jobs will only incorporate some aspects of automation. Jobs have popped up and waned throughout the course of human history, and oftentimes, it has been for the better. After all, people no longer have to risk contracting diseases thanks to the invention of toilets, and medical research has advanced to the point where humans no longer have to guess a person’s character traits based on the shape of their head. Stacker has compiled a list of 50 jobs that are no longer hiring, and while some evoke nostalgia for the days before extensive technological advancements, others might suggest that mankind is better off today. RELATED: Jobs expected to shrink the most in 2026

50 jobs that no longer exist

As technology advances and processes become automated, naturally, some people that once held jobs that were considered essential may find themselves out of work. In the next decade in the United States, employment is expected to increase by 11.5 million, but it is also projected that manufacturing and federal government jobs will decline.

By 2030, about 800 million jobs could disappear due to automation, and in the United States alone, 39 million to 73 million jobs could become automated. However, the outlook isn’t all bad—just 5% of current jobs will be completely eliminated in the future if today’s automation technology is adopted while most other jobs will only incorporate some aspects of automation.

Jobs have popped up and waned throughout the course of human history, and oftentimes, it has been for the better. After all, people no longer have to risk contracting diseases thanks to the invention of toilets, and medical research has advanced to the point where humans no longer have to guess a person’s character traits based on the shape of their head.

Stacker has compiled a list of 50 jobs that are no longer hiring, and while some evoke nostalgia for the days before extensive technological advancements, others might suggest that mankind is better off today.

RELATED: Jobs expected to shrink the most in 2026

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