Medical Assistant Training is Key to Avoid Vanishing Jobs Syndrome

medical assistant training for jobs that won't vanishThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that all the jobs lost during the Great Recession have been recuperated as of this year.  However, not all the new, “replacement” jobs are returning in the career areas from which they were originally lost.  In fact, there are 10 middle class careers that are on the brink of disappearing forever.  Either through obsolescence, outsourcing or automation, the following 10 jobs are going the way of the Dodo.  What’s important to notice however, is that not a single one of these jobs falls in the field of healthcare.  This is a good indicator of job security for those who are considering taking medical assistant training as a doorway into the healthcare field.

10. Couriers and messengers
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -11.1%
> 2012 employment: 98,200
> 2012 median annual wage: $25,440

9. Switchboard operators, including answering service
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -13.2%
> 2012 employment: 131,000
> 2012 median annual wage: $25,370

8. Reservation agents and travel clerks
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -14.0%
> 2012 employment: 139,100
> 2012 median annual wage: $32,400

7. Door-to-door sales workers and news and street vendors
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -15.3%
> 2012 employment: 92,700
> 2012 median annual wage: $21,470

6. Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -15.9%
> 2012 employment: 74,900
> 2012 median annual wage: $32,330

5. Information and record clerks
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -16.7%
2012 employment: 188,900
2012 median annual wage: $37,240

4. Computer operators
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -17.0%
> 2012 employment: 74,600
> 2012 median annual wage: $38,390

3. Data entry keyers
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -24.6%
> 2012 employment: 220,300
> 2012 median annual wage: $28,010

2. Word processors and typists
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -25.1%
> 2012 employment: 104,400
> 2012 median annual wage: $35,270

1. Postal service clerks
> Projected employment change, 2012-2022:
: -31.8%
> 2012 employment: 66,900
> 2012 median annual wage: $53,090

Click here to read the full post from Yahoo! Money including the particulars of each of the above-listed jobs and why it is headed toward oblivion.  Then give some serious thought to enrolling for medical assistant training and entering a field projected to grow through the next decade and beyond.  And if you’re a worker in one of the fields mentioned above, medical assistant training may be the perfect escape hatch for you to avoid unemployment.

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