Fresh take on old-school jobs
Many career paths have waxed and waned over the years due to technological advances or sweeping cultural changes. And more than a few have bitten the dust. Among the notable losers are town criers, leech collectors and gandy dancers.
Then there are those professions that continue to hang on by a thread. There's no absolute need for them, but like anything of historical value, they're kept alive by a few die-hard devotees who simply love the craft too much to let it go off to that big career fair in the sky. Despite the mechanization and hyper-globalization of the 21st century, these heritage professions remain.