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Top Jobs

Six Jobs That Won't Exist In 2016

From auto mechanics to bloggers.


  • Gatekeepers
    TV schedulers, A&R guys, Wall Street researchers, cool hunters. As punishment, now it's our turn to ram stuff down your throats. Hope you like Bon Jovi!


  • Bloggers
    Pay someone to write snarky comments? Do you think we're getting paid for this?



  • Advertising creatives
    Talented amateurs making ads for fun and posting them online seem to be better at your job than you are. Bonus: No more "whither the 30-second spot" whining.



  • Auto mechanics
    As cars run on software, the grease monkey will need a makeover.



  • U.S. high-tech jobs
    But software engineers can always get a job down at the garage.



  • Indian call-center operators
    American customer service is rescued from oxymoron status as companies realize that being nice to the people with the money is the only way to win.


A version of this article appeared in the March 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine.