Do You Have One Of The Worst Jobs For The 21st Century?

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Health care, education and financial services -- if you're looking for work in the coming decades, these are the fields to get into.

What to avoid? The usual suspects. According to the projections by the U.S. government, manufacturing jobs are expected to decline by more than 5 percent by 2014 as production moves overseas. Same goes for textile workers, such as sewing machine operators, who will see a 36 percent drop in employment. Technology will kill off more office positions, such as file clerks. They'll see a 36 percent drop in their ranks by 2014. Digital cameras will zap the manual photo processing industry by about 30 percent. And that guy who comes around to read your electric meter? Expect to see a lot less of him, too.

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