As if trying trying to figure out what you want to do for a living wasn’t already hard enough, the advancement of technology and rapidly changing global job market has made choosing a career path even more difficult. Jobs that were once guaranteed money-makers in Nigeria may now be moving closer and closer towards extinction.
Here are 5 that’ll likely evolve or go extinct in the future.
1. Travel Agent
Being a travel agent used to be so much fun! You’d spend your days scouring for flight deals and helping people plan amazing adventures. Now, thanks to sites like and , people have become their own travel agents and if they still need advice, they head to well-known travel blogs and review sites like for first hand information.
Whether you’re buying groceries or picking up a dress for Saturday night’s birthday bash, long line ups at the cash desk are soon to be a thing of the past. Most grocery and big box stores have already installed Self check-out stations are beginning to gain grounds, and soon you’ll be able to go in a store, pick out what you want, pay for it on your mobile phone and head out the door without ever having to speak or interact with anyone. What’s more? Ecommerce is gradually phasing out offline retail.
3. Bank Teller
The last time you went to talk to a bank teller was most likely when you were opening an account, changing money or asking about insurance or investments. Mobile banking has come a long way in the last few years and it’s only getting better. Plus, if you din’t know, some banks now able you too make deposits via ATM machines.
Journalism is dying fast. With technology, almost everyone is turning into a journalist, so a career in journalism may not really need formal education anymore. The Internet has rendered traditional broadcasting and paper reporting virtually to the background. Nobody wants to buy a newspaper when they can read the news on their phones by the time the 9 o’clock news comes up at night, chances are that its already all over the Internet.
5. Printers and Publishers
Publishing and printing, at least in the old-fashioned sense, is an endangered industry. Technology has brought it to the digital realm, and we’ve seen the aftermath in declining newspaper readership and the rise of e-books. We’ll always publish books and periodicals, but the folks who have been trained in the old ways of producing them are likely to find themselves out of a job in the near future.
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