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Worst Careers of the Future 2017

We found 10 dying professions to avoid based on growth prospects and pay.

We analyzed 785 occupations to identify the worst jobs for your future based on current salary and projected job growth over the next 10 years. Here are 10 dying professions to avoid listed in order of pay, from lowest to highest. Take a look.

Legislator

Median annual salary: $20,500 (All jobs: $43,233)

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: +1.5% (All jobs: 8.6%)

Door-to-Door Salesperson

Median annual salary: $21,486

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -20.3%

Gaming Cashier

Median annual salary: $22,970

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: +2.0%

Floral Designer

Median annual salary: $23,938

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -5.0%

Textile Machine Worker

Median annual salary: $27,227

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -21.2%

Photo Processor

Median annual salary: $27,324

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -19.7%

Furniture Finisher

Median annual salary: $28,698

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -0.7%

Print Binding and Finishing Worker

Median annual salary: $30,264

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -10.2%

Metal and Plastic Machine Operator

Median annual salary: $30,620

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -10.3%

Radio/TV Announcer

Median annual salary: $32,383

Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -10.0%

Learn more about the 10 worst jobs of the future before it's too late for your career.

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