Jobs that involve communicating with dead people and telling futures has a market size of $2 billion in America, according to the website IBISWorld. Nonetheless, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the government’s main source for data about jobs, does not track any information about psychic services.
Clairvoyance is a “power” that people have claimed to possess for centuries — and people have been trying to debunk them for just as long. Even now, despite much medical and scientific advancement in society, people still seek it out. According to a 2018 study by the Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 American adults believe in psychics.
However, it’s a controversial job that many see as a con. Last year, on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver ripped into the industry in one segment, calling it “a vast underworld of unscrupulous vultures.”
“For anyone who does believe in psychic powers, I know there is nothing…