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Career Check- Six Solid Jobs That May Not Be Around In The Next Five Years!

This is purely a call for a career check. Due to the rise in technology and some cultural alterations, some career may go into extinction in the next five to ten years.

You may have to do an appraisal of the future of that career path of yours after reading below.

Retail Cashier

With the influx of self-service checkouts, and automated processes during purchasing, the typical retail cashier will eventually fade away as a career. Technology has allowed plenty of advancements in how we shop, and customers are wanting less human interaction.


Nowadays, people don’t use the phone as much as they used to. With other more efficient ways of communicating – such as email or texting. Old fashioned telemarketing is slowly becoming a job of the past. With email marketing on the rise, these once common jobs will no longer be found.


Travel Agent

With the rise of the internet and the ability to book trips for cheap using sites comparable to travel agents, this old-school job is slowly fading out of the system.  Gone are the days where we need a third party person to find the better deals when travelling, because the internet has made that ability so much easier for us.


Taxi  driver

Ride sharing apps have created a new normal for the way the average person acquires transportation.  Calling for a cab is going to be non-existent with the rise of apps with GPS technology. Taxi drivers will have to follow the trend in order to keep their business afloat.


Written by How Africa

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