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People Are Sharing Professions That They Think Won’t Exist Soon, And It’s Weird To Think About | Buzzfeed

“Mark my words. Animators. AI will start doing animation work for big companies sucking the people’s souls and hard work out of the art form. Just you wait! Why pay people to animate when you can teach AI to draw each frame by frame for you at lower cost value?”

by Ryan Schocket, BuzzFeed Staff, December 29, 2022

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Here’s what people said:

1. “Taxis drivers — thanks to Uber and Lyft.”


2. “Legit telemarketers trying to sell legitimate things over the phone. Does it still exist? I can’t remember the last time I got a cold call from an actual company trying to sell a product.”


3. “Porno shop worker. I worked in them for 10 years in the early ’00s, and they’re now either closing down or changing stock to nothing but sex toys.”


4. “Drive-thru workers. McDonald’s autonomous setup will be industry wide, I predict.”


Source: Professions That Won’t Exist Soon

School Librarians Under Pressure | Publishers Weekly

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By Shannon Maughan | Jun 10, 2022

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Adjusting to being back in school has obviously been a huge focus of this school year, but it’s not the only challenge librarians have been dealing with.

“The greatest concern I have about school librarianship today is the misconceptions surrounding the work we do, which have led to incredibly detrimental decisions for libraries and librarians at the cost of our students,” says Andrea Trudeau, library information specialist at Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, Ill.

Trudeau has observed a steady stream of librarian jobs being cut back or eliminated, including in her own district, where the library assistants in all six local schools were reduced to half-time without any input from the library information specialists. “This has seriously impacted the critical work I do in my library and the immense support I work to provide my school community,” she says.

“And it steals so many powerful learning opportunities—both academically and socially/emotionally—from our students in a time when they need these supports and offerings more than ever.”

Source: School Librarians Under Pressure

Top 10 Information Technology Jobs You Want In 2022 | CRN

The rankings are out for the best technology jobs in 2022 based on the new U.S. News & World Report “best jobs” list with many high-paying IT jobs with low unemployment rates making the cut.

By Mark Haranas, January 20, 2022, 02:24 PM EST

From article…

Technology jobs that cracked into the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Jobs list include computer network architects, database administrators, web developers and data scientists, while software developers and information security analysts led the pack.

10. Computer Support Specialist  

Median Salary: $52,590 

Projected Jobs: 58,000 

As organizations upgrade outdated hardware, software and network equipment—and require more knowledgeable professionals to respond to questions from users— computer support specialists are in high demand in 2022.

Computer support specialists help with log-in difficulties, operating system and software malfunctions while some even need to physically fix laptops or PCs. Aside from responding to and solving issues in a timely manner, network support specialists troubleshoot an organizations’ network computer system to solve problems and provide regular maintenance.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8.9 percent employment growth for computer support specialists between 2020 and 2030. In that period, an estimated 58,000 tech jobs for computing support specialist are expected to become available.

Computer support specialists made a median salary of $52,690 in 2020. The best-paid 25 percent generated $68,500 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $40,730.

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Source: Top 10 Information Technology Jobs You Want In 2022

The 10 fastest-growing science and technology jobs of the next decade | CNBC

Published Mon, Oct 11 202110:51 AM EDT, by Morgan Smith@thewordsmithm

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While the coronavirus pandemic has battered some industries, others have thrived despite the ongoing crisis, including technology and science.

In fact, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for jobs in math, science and technology will continue to surge over the next decade.

Hiring in the computer and information technology fields has faster projected growth between 2020 and 2030 than all other fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that demand for these workers stems from companies’ “greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.”

The coronavirus pandemic has expedited demand for other science and technology roles as well, including epidemiologists and information security analysts. “The prevalence of remote work has created additional need for network security and operations support,” Megan Slabinski, the district president for global talent solutions at recruitment firm Robert Half, tells CNBC Make It. Slabinski specializes in recruiting for technology positions.

JobProjected Growth RateMedian Pay
Information security analysts33.30%$103,590
Data scientists and mathematical science occupations31.40%$98,230
Operations research analysts24.60%$86,200
Software developers and software quality assurance analysts, testers22.20%$110,140
Computer and information research scientists21.90%$126,830
Medical scientists (except epidemiologists)16.90%$91,510
Forensic science technicians15.60%$60,590
From article…

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Get the data

Source: The 10 fastest-growing science and technology jobs of the next decade

Why Are So Many Knowledge Workers Quitting? | The New Yorker

The coronavirus pandemic threw everyone into Walden Pond.

By Cal Newport, August 16, 2021

An empty desk and chair in a sparse room.
During the pandemic, many knowledge workers have been embracing career downsizing, voluntarily reducing their work hours to emphasize other aspects of life.Photograph from Getty

Last spring, a friend of mine, a writer and executive coach named Brad Stulberg, received a troubling call from one of his clients. The client, an executive, had suddenly started losing many of his best employees, and he couldn’t really explain why. “This was the canary in the coal mine,” Stulberg said.

In the weeks that followed, more clients began sharing stories of unusually high staff attrition. “They were asking me, ‘Am I doing something wrong?’ ” Stulberg was especially well suited to help the executives he advises grasp the mind-set of their exiting employees.

Before the pandemic, Stulberg had been working on a book, “The Practice of Groundedness,” which argues for a values-based approach to defining and pursuing success. The research process led him to question his own professional situation. He lived with his wife and their young son in an apartment in Oakland, California.

He was on staff as an internal coach for Kaiser Permanente, a health-care company. He also ran his own small, community-based coaching practice, wrote books and freelance magazine articles, and delivered paid lectures. His new book emphasized the imperatives of presence and developing community ties, but Stulberg didn’t have the time to act on these principles, as he felt that he had to work constantly to keep up with the high cost of living in Oakland. “The laptop was always out,” he said.

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Source: Why Are So Many Knowledge Workers Quitting? | The New Yorker

Rising number of Baby Boomers retirements may create ‘eye-opening’ changes, jobs, business, economy, Dayton, Kettering | Dayton daily news

Local News | July 17, 2021, By Nick Blizzard

The growing number of Baby Boomer retirements nationwide is accelerating, raising concerns locally about losing a large chunk of the workforce sooner than expected.

Data shows nearly 6 million more Boomers in the U.S. retired from October 2020 through March of this year than the same period a year prior, creating a larger void than anticipated in an economy seeking to fill jobs across an array of industries and recover from the woes of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Rising number of Baby Boomers retirements may create ‘eye-opening’ changes, jobs, business, economy, Dayton, Kettering