Word Processors / Typists | 8 Jobs Set to Disappear in the Next Ten Years

Word Processors / Typists

Obviously, this is a no brainer. Typewriters have disappeared and have taken up a sacred place in the museum. The typists, word processors and general administrative and support staff that once performed, and some still do, are becoming obsolete. Advances in PCs and new technology are displacing these workers by the thousands, and since most people are very familiar with word processing software, they are doomed to disappear. In addition, new voice recognition software and improvements to the existing ones like Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Dragon Dictate and Swype for tablets are rushing to show typists the door out. In the US, the number of word processors and typists declined by 54% between 2002 and 2012, which translated means 100,000 jobs. The average salary for a word processor/typist in the US is $45,000 a year.

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