Posted on 21 March 2012.
Major furtherance in technology has more than doubled worker productivity since 1970, reports Investing Answers, an independent content provider and resource for investors. However, many jobs are now becoming increasingly obsolete for various reasons. This article assesses the 10 jobs in decreased demands followed by the reasons.
Job vacancies are expected to shrink by 5%. The jobs will still exist because they will require a special set of skills. Many who are working as machinists will not meet the job requirements and will be laid off.
With increasing industrialization and urbanization, farming areas are becoming extinct. The metropolitan Toronto area is replacing many of its farms up North with suburban divisions, expected to boom in 2014.
Teachers are in lesser demand than before. Competition is stiff with teaching jobs as new teachers now face slow economies and streamlined schools. Families are also now becoming smaller, as parents are having fewer kids than they did before.
4. Computer Operators:
Investing Answers predict that computer operators will move out of the profession in the next seven years. Personalized computers are now taking over the functions that were done by humans.
5. Customer Service:
These jobs are less in demand in the industrialized countries. Corporations are now choosing to bring their call centres to developing countries such as India and Mexico, for cheaper labour. This effect is also set to increase with sluggish economy.
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Posted on 11 March 2012.
As the new era dawns on 21st century, jobs change. The roles people played during the industrial and post-industrial eras have also changed. We are now entering into the advanced era of information technology. Given this, here are 10 jobs in increasing demand.
With Baby Boomers now on the verge of retirement, there is a larger need for nurses to take care of them. The shortage of nurses is also not helped by the increasing population in developed and developing countries.
Personal Support Workers are an integral part of the extended care team. They support the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in their daily duties. Furthermore they assist with the personal care needs of the elderly, the chronically ill and people with physical disabilities in long-term care units and facilities and in select ambulatory care settings.
3. Doctors in Third World Countries/War Torn Areas:
Doctors without Borders allow doctors to work in developing and third world countries. The organization tries to ensure that humanitarian assistance is possible whenever and wherever.
On a different note, there is a brain drain inside many third world countries like Zimbabwe. Many doctors move to European countries, like Britain, decreasing the amount of doctors on per capita basis.
4. Computer Programmers:
Technology is changing and so is the way we think and do things. For example, within recent years, focus has shifted from Adobe Flash to HTML5. HTML5 is dominating the world of information technology. This comes after Apple and Google endorsed the language.
5. Early Childhood Educators (E.C.E.s)
In Canada, especially Ontario, schools are transforming to the Full Day model. Before Full Day Kindergarten classrooms were implemented, there were alternative day programs and am/pm programs with only 1 kindergarten teacher. Full day programs will include E.C.Es, giving them a boost in publically funded jobs.
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