While total employment is expected to increase by 15.3 million, or 10 percent, from 2008 to 2018, the number of jobs in certain industries will decrease significantly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s a look at some of America’s disappearing professions.
Pharmacy aides Pharmacy aides are tasked with performing clerical work, such as answering phones and ensuring that the shelves are stocked. The median salary of a pharmacy aide in 2008 was $20,100 and the total number of employees for this job was 54,900. The projected change for the pharmacy aide position from 2008 to 2018 is a decrease of 6.29 percent. Danny Johnston/AP Buy Photo