From the net.
Digital photography continues to make job hunting tough for people who work with film. There are just 23,853 photo processors remaining in the U.S.,( I dont think they mean professional photo processors ) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and their ranks are expected to decrease by 19.7 percent by 2026.
Fear not, shutterbugs: The need for photographers is on the increase. That profession is expected to increase by 12 percent to 155,286 jobs by 2026. Portrait and commercial photographers — the people who take photos for businesses and advertising firms — are expected to see the greatest growth over the next decade.