14 jobs requiring a bachelor's degree that might not be around in 10 years
- Getting a college degree is an important step in many careers, but not every occupation that requires a college degree is set to grow.
- Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found 14 jobs that typically require at least a bachelor's degree that are likely to shrink between 2018 and 2028.
- Reporters topped the list.
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Getting a college degree is an important first step in many careers.
However, not every occupation that requires a college degree is set to expand in the next several years.
Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employment projections for the United States. These estimate how many people are likely to be employed in various jobs over the next decade.
The most recently released projections cover how employment is expected to change between 2018 and 2028. The projections also include typical educational requirements for each job. Using those projections, we found the 14 jobs that require a bachelor's degree or higher that the BLS projects will have a decline in employment over the decade.
Here are the jobs, along with their median annual salaries as of May 2018, the most recently available data:
14. Writers and authors: Employment is projected to fall from 123,200 in 2018 to 123,000 in 2028, a 0.1% drop.
13. Nuclear engineers: Employment is projected to fall from 17,700 in 2018 to 17,600 in 2028, a 0.5% drop.
12. Electronics engineers (except computers): Employment is projected to fall from 138,500 in 2018 to 137,300 in 2028, a 0.9% drop.
11. Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents: Employment is projected to fall from 58,200 in 2018 to 56,800 in 2028, a 2.4% drop.
10. Editors: Employment is projected to fall from 118,300 in 2018 to 114,900 in 2028, a 2.9% drop.
9. Postsecondary vocational education teachers: Employment is projected to fall from 125,600 in 2018 to 121,800 in 2028, a 3.0% drop.
8. Insurance underwriters: Employment is projected to fall from 110,400 in 2018 to 105,000 in 2028, a 4.9% drop.
7. Chief executives: Employment is projected to fall from 263,200 in 2018 to 248,800 in 2028, a 5.5% drop.
6. Computer programmers: Employment is projected to fall from 250,300 in 2018 to 232,300 in 2028, a 7.2% drop.
5. Radio and television announcers: Employment is projected to fall from 38,300 in 2018 to 35,600 in 2028, a 7.3% drop.
4. Buyers and purchasing agents: Employment is projected to fall from 432,200 in 2018 to 400,200 in 2028, a 7.4% drop.
3. Labor relations specialists: Employment is projected to fall from 79,200 in 2018 to 72,600 in 2028, an 8.3% drop.
2. Adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors: Employment is projected to fall from 67,200 in 2018 to 60,200 in 2028, a 10.3% drop.
1. Reporters and correspondents: Employment is projected to fall from 42,800 in 2018 to 37,600 in 2028, a 12.1% drop.
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