Lumberjack is among the fastest shrinking jobs.

10 jobs you’d hate to have in 10 years

Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? The experts say you should rule out work based on dead trees.

Lumberjack, mailman, and newspaper reporter are all among the fastest shrinking careers, says  CareerCast. The job search site used U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates to rank the most endangered professions of 2014.

We took their list and corrected the tiny oversight of how many people have those jobs now, something BLS also tracks. That way, we can tell you how many jobs are actually vanishing.

Here are 10 jobs the federal government says are on the way out, along with what they earn…

10. Tax examiner/collector

Median salary: $50,440
Number employed in 2012: 69,500
Shrinkage by 2022: 4 percent

9. Printing worker

Median salary now: $34,100
Number employed in 2012: 276,000
Shrinkage by 2022: 5 percent

8. Drill-press operator

Median salary now: $32,950
Number employed in 2012: 1,013,200
Shrinkage by 2022: 6 percent

7. Flight attendant

Median salary now: $37,240
Number employed in 2012: 84,800
Shrinkage by 2022: 7 percent

6. Lumberjacks

Median salary now: $24,340
Number employed in 2012: 43,900
Shrinkage by 2022: 9 percent

5. Travel agent

Median salary now: $34,600
Number employed in 2012: 73,300
Shrinkage by 2022: 12 percent

4. Newspaper reporter

Median salary now: $37,090
Number employed in 2012: 57,600
Shrinkage by 2022: 13 percent

3. Meter reader

Median salary now: $36,410
Number employed in 2012: 40,200
Shrinkage by 2022: 19 percent

2. Farmer

Median salary now: $69,300
Number employed in 2012: 930,600
Shrinkage by 2022: 19 percent

1. Mail carrier

Median salary now: $53,100
Number employed in 2012: 491,600
Shrinkage by 2022: 28 percent

If you do the math, that’s 428,400 jobs that won’t exist anymore in eight years.

And you really should do the math — because CareerCast calls mathematician the best job of 2014, with a median salary of $101,360 and projected job growth of 23 percent.

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