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Are journalists a dying breed?

Oh cripes, as if January wasn’t depressing enough… Now a new survey has found that journalists like me may be out of a job within the next decade!

Journalists ranked in the top five jobs on the soon-to-be-extinct list in a poll by BidVine.com, which you can read in full here.

Taxi drivers, educators, cashiers and tube drivers are also among the jobs people polled thought would be no longer valid by 2027.

This is based on a survey of more than 1,200 people. I’ve never felt more undervalued in my life!

Luckily, a year on the ASDA checkouts and three years working in bars to pay for my university lifestyle give me something to fall back on.

I also need to build on my digital marketing skills – keeping up with Twitter and Instagram but also keeping an eye out for new apps and trends. As the poll found, people felt that the rise of citizen journalism on social media platforms (37%) and the decline in print journalism (46%) would be most responsible for the disappearance of journalists as we know them.

Sohrab Jahanbani, CEO of Bidvine.com said: “The evolution of the jobs market is fascinating and it’s particularly interesting seeing how members of the public see the future. Technology is going to continue to play a leading role in pushing change forward, and just like the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, we’re likely to see jobs change rapidly in order to keep up.

“However jobs evolve in the future, local services from handymen, plumbers and wedding photographers aren’t going away anytime soon, and Bidvine is here to connect customers with the right professionals.”

Is it too late for me to enrol in a plumbing course?

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Editor in chief Suzi Dixon studied at Bournemouth university, went away for a while to work at The Daily Telegraph, then moved back to the sunny South coast for a quiet (er) life. Bournemouth News & Info is her website and she is assisted by the fabulous Fred From France in all things geeky and technical. Hire us to make your website, too, if you like.

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