Noticeably Absent

Noticeably absent from this depressing article about the disappearance of middle class jobs was any mention of declining numbers of available careers in medical fields.  The middle class squeeze, as we all know, has hit hard at industries like manufacturing where thousands of jobs in factories and assembly lines have been sent overseas to “low cost labor markets”  like China and India or automated with robotics and other technologies.  But this article showed the top five hardest hit career fields outside of manufacturing.  They were:

Travel Agents

Five-year decline: 14%

Vocational Education Middle School Teachers

Five-year decline: 14.4%

Broadcast News Analysts

Five-year decline: 15.9%

Agricultural Engineers

Five-year decline: 18.4%

Transit and Rail Police

Five-year decline: 18.7%

Notice what was (thankfully) not included in this sad list?  If you said, “medical industry jobs”, give yourself a prize!

2 Responses to “Noticeably Absent”

  1. It makes sense in a way that travel agents are losing their jobs in this economy, since people are spending less money on vacations. Very happy that medical industry jobs are still in demand though!

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