The Evolution Of American Jobs

By: Christie Nah

1955

Skills:

  • Strong
  • Healthy
  • Hard Worker

Common Jobs:

  • Farmers
  • Teachers
  • Oil Companies
  • Nurses
  • Mechanics
Extinct Jobs:
  • Milkman
  • Bowling Alley Pinsetter
  • Human Alarm Clock
  • Ice Cutter
  • Lamplighter

1985

Skills:

  • Able to read-write
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Skills
Common Jobs:
  • Farmers
  • Teachers
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Secretaries
  • Nurses
  • Carpenters
  • Engineers
  • Journalists
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2015

Skills:

  • College Graduate
  • Knows how to use technology
  • Social Skills
  • Able to read-write
Common Jobs:
  • Dentists
  • Software Engineers
  • Computer System Analysts
  • Secretaries
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Architecture
  • Office Clerks
  • Broadcast Journalists
New Jobs:
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Medical Equipment Repairer
  • Digital Risk Officer
  • Health and Wellness Educator
  • Industrial Organizational Psychologist

Interview

What were 1955 careers like?

Women's roles were greatly changed in the 1950s. Around 1955, many women in the U.S. held clerical positions, assembly lines or service jobs. Those that held profesional jobs worked as either teachers or nurses. Many found themselves taking care of their house and their children. -Granny

What were 1985 careers like?

The 1980s was a decade of job growth and industry shifts. In 1985, techonlogy began to grow. Manufacturing and mining lost many workers while there were increase in retail trade and services. -Michelle Kim (Aunt)

What are 2015 careers like?

Many men and women graduate college first, in order to get a full-time job. -Ryan Fielder (Cousin)

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