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Your job may soon be obsolete

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Technology is changing the way everyone works, but it's hitting some jobs harder than others.

A number of jobs will fall further and further behind the times by the year 2022, according to a new set of endangered job rankings compiled by job site CareerCast.com.

Drawing on U.S. Department of Labor data, the website has listed the top 10 careers most at risk of becoming obsolete.

Click through to see if yours can survive.

—Written by CNBC's Kalyeena Makortoff. CareerCast.com's original report can be found here.

10. Seamstress/tailor

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Consumers are choosing to discard the old, and buy the new, but the trend it taking its toll on tailors and seamstresses, who would otherwise help mend and alter your favorite garb.

Tailoring jobs are set to drop 4 percent by 2022, the report said.


9. Insurance underwriter

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Agents are taking on jobs previously dealt with by insurance underwriters, according to CareerCast.com

Expect demand for insurance underwriting positions to drop by 6 percent, though median salaries still run near $62,870 per year.


8. Drill-press operator

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Stagnating job numbers in the manufacturing sector have helped set up drill-operators for fewer opportunities over the next few years, it said.

Technological advancement has helped streamline the sector, automating tasks that were previously run by human hands.

Drill-press operating jobs are set to fall by 6 percent by 2022.


7. Flight attendant

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Consolidation across the airline industry is set to decrease the amount of flight attendant staff, according to CareerCast.com.

Cabin crew are meant to decline by 7 percent over the next 7 years.

Until then, expect flight attendants to rake median salaries of $37,240.


6. Logging worker

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Technology is threatening loggers from two fronts. Industry developments have helped streamline logging processes, but a slump in paper products is also putting the sector in a pinch.

Logging jobs are set to decline by 9 percent, the report said.


5. Jeweler

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Outsourcing is the main culprit threatening jewel manufacturing jobs in the U.S., the report stated,

Median income in the sector currently stands at $35,350, but don't get too excited — jeweler jobs are set to decrease by 10 percent by 2022.


4. Newspaper reporter

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For journalists, it sounds like a broken record: newspaper jobs are fading. Now, paper reporter positions are set to decline by 13 percent over the next seven years.

The transition to online and mobile news platforms has impacted traditional ad revenues that have historically kept newspapers afloat.

It has even hit media giants like the Los Angeles Times which cut a number of newsroom jobs this week in a bid to cut expenses by $10 million.


3. Farmer

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Farms across the U.S. have become incredibly more efficient thanks to technology like drones and satellites, which can monitor growth and provide more accurate data on crops' fertilization needs.

But globalization and trade have made their mark as well, with the number of farms across America plunging by 400,000 in the 30 years to 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Farming jobs are currently expected to decrease by 19 percent by 2022.


2. Meter reader

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A number of energy and water meters are now digitally tracked, reducing the need for door-to-door meter reading staff.

The median salary for meter reader currently stands at a $37,580, though the number of jobs in this career track is set to drop by 19 percent by 2022.


1. Mail carrier

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The number of people hired as mail carriers across the U.S. is expected to drop 28 percent — by far the most endangered job in the U.S. today, according to Careercast.com.

It comes as mail volumes drop, thanks to the rise of email and text messaging which has slashed the need for postal services.

Money transfer sites like Paypal have also had an impact, with electronic funds taking over from mailed money orders.