The dynamics of the volatile job market are going through continuous changes. The advent of technology could replace a significant percentage of current manpower requirements – turning today’s highly skilled individuals into unnecessary surplus. If a report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) is to be believed, then almost 40% of Australian jobs may not exist in another 10 years. That’s an alarming prospect, which could have a huge repercussion on the country’s workforce.
Another recent study by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) revealed that almost 60% of the country’s young generation is pursuing career courses in areas that are likely to undergo complete automation in next 10 to 15 years.
Let’s take a look at 10 Australian jobs that are unlikely to exist beyond 2025. If you are looking to build a career in one of those fields, then it’s time to think again.
- Postal Couriers
While the boom in the online retail industry will continue to support the need for parcel delivery, traditional postman or postwoman delivering letters to your doorstep is hard to imagine in 2025.
People are increasingly communicating through various technology modes like mobile phones, video calls and emails. Reputed companies have already ditched paper statements in favour of email/SMS services. With the trend of writing letters turning out to be a dying art, there would be no need for people to use postal services anymore. Continue reading “10 Australian Jobs that Will Not Exist by 2030”