Recession proof jobs....

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    May 19, 2013 7:09 AM GMT
    With the economy the way it is & technology advancing making other jobs obsolete what do you think are the best career choices now?
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    May 19, 2013 7:10 AM GMT
    Something you love.
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    May 19, 2013 7:10 AM GMT
    Mortician
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    May 19, 2013 12:56 PM GMT
    Things that cant be avoided are recession proof always.

    Nurses, Doctors,-you have to deal with being sick for the most part

    Anything Death related- cant live forever

    food related- you cant not eat forever


    and Im sure there's tons more. icon_cool.gif
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    May 19, 2013 2:12 PM GMT
    McQueen saidSomething you love.

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    May 19, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    lookinforcars101 saidThings that cant be avoided are recession proof always.

    Nurses, Doctors,-you have to deal with being sick for the most part

    Anything Death related- cant live forever

    food related- you cant not eat forever


    and Im sure there's tons more. icon_cool.gif


    Wrong! I've been a nurse for 6 years and I've been sick twice since then. It's a matter of washing your hands and taking care of yourself. This principle applies to everyone and not just people in healthcare. You are right about one thing.....my job is recession proof.
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    May 19, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidMortician


    I know you are kidding, but I actually inherited the Funeral Science program at my school (it falls in my division). The funeral industry has taken a big hit, too. Cremations have become very popular because they are so much cheaper.


    Honest answer from the education world:

    Vocational trade programs are on the rise. You can get a job, probably making better money than some highly educated fields - in things like electrician, auto-repair, computer networking, graphic design. Specialized fields can charge high rates. The education is a lot shorter and less expensive.

    Also, nursing, paramedic and other healthcare services are always pretty recession-proof.
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    May 19, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
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    BlackCat90 saidMortician


    I know you are kidding, but I actually inherited the Funeral Science program at my school (it falls in my division). The funeral industry has taken a big hit, too. Cremations have become very popular because they are so much cheaper.


    lol I was actually being serious....it's the one job you really never have to worry about not having enough clients icon_confused.gif
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    May 19, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    No career area is immune to layoffs, but I've found IT is fairly recession proof. Even in a down economy companies need people to run their network and computer systems.
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    May 19, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    TheQuest said
    BlackCat90 saidMortician


    I know you are kidding, but I actually inherited the Funeral Science program at my school (it falls in my division). The funeral industry has taken a big hit, too. Cremations have become very popular because they are so much cheaper.


    Honest answer from the education world:

    Vocational trade programs are on the rise. You can get a job, probably making better money than some highly educated fields - in things like electrician, auto-repair, computer networking, graphic design. Specialized fields can charge high rates. The education is a lot shorter and less expensive.

    Also, nursing, paramedic and other healthcare services are always pretty recession-proof.


    This is so true. I got a 5 year degree. Spent tens of thousands of dollars and still can't find a job. Just took some automotive drafting classes for a month and just landed a job that has the potential to pay up to $85,000.
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    May 19, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    healthcare will always be in demand. I am in healthcare (biotech/pharma) and unfortunately people to some degree or another will always be sick. There is a high demand for skilled nurses, technicians, clinical researchers, etc. If you pursue something you love and is in healthcare, you will always find employment.
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    May 19, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    Porn star, prostitute, bartender, religious minister, politician
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    May 19, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    Nothing is really recession proof right now. However, like most of this forum, if you are American you are a lot better off than anyone in the UK or in the EU, since the youth unemployment rates are horrendous, and there are little to no opportunities in nearly every sector.

    If you are American, I would check looking into a website, I believe its called 'The Bureau of Labor (not Labour) Statistics', it lists wages, stability, 5 year outlook, and most importantly, whether or not that job is in demand. Aim for jobs that you would enjoy, that are in short supply, with a decent wage. Avoid settling into shit retail jobs, although retail is always hiring, it is a black hole and does nothing for your own growth or the growth of your career.
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    May 19, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidNothing is really recession proof right now. However, like most of this forum, if you are American you are a lot better off than anyone in the UK or in the EU, since the youth unemployment rates are horrendous, and there are little to no opportunities in nearly every sector.

    If you are American, I would check looking into a website, I believe its called 'The Bureau of Labor (not Labour) Statistics', it lists wages, stability, 5 year outlook, and most importantly, whether or not that job is in demand. Aim for jobs that you would enjoy, that are in short supply, with a decent wage. Avoid settling into shit retail jobs, although retail is always hiring, it is a black hole and does nothing for your own growth or the growth of your career.


    Europe is not what it once was. . . . it's shit now.

    I wonder if America will start seeing a rise in immigration from Europe, like back in the day...
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    May 19, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    US Congressman or US Senator
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    May 19, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    Trashman? icon_confused.gif
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    May 19, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidPorn star, prostitute, bartender, religious minister, politician


    In that order, right? icon_lol.gif
  • FitGwynedd

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    May 19, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    Import said
    FitGwynedd saidNothing is really recession proof right now. However, like most of this forum, if you are American you are a lot better off than anyone in the UK or in the EU, since the youth unemployment rates are horrendous, and there are little to no opportunities in nearly every sector.

    If you are American, I would check looking into a website, I believe its called 'The Bureau of Labor (not Labour) Statistics', it lists wages, stability, 5 year outlook, and most importantly, whether or not that job is in demand. Aim for jobs that you would enjoy, that are in short supply, with a decent wage. Avoid settling into shit retail jobs, although retail is always hiring, it is a black hole and does nothing for your own growth or the growth of your career.


    Europe is not what it once was. . . . it's shit now.

    I wonder if America will start seeing a rise in immigration from Europe, like back in the day...


    Keep in mind Europe has a far superior quality of life than America, even with its economic difficulties.

    Immigration/emigration is driven by two factors, push and pull. Pull is when there are better opportunities in another country, push is when emigrants are fleeing famine, war, unrest, poverty, etc.

    All emigration from the EU is pull emigration, unlike 100-150 years ago when Europeans were fleeing famine, war, unrest, pogroms whatever. The thing is that America is not the only country attracting EU emigrants, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are also attracting emigrants from the EU. If America develops a sufficient pull factor, than they will see an increase in immigration from the EU, however America is no longer the only destination for emigrants like they were in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
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    May 19, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    In the US at least, careers in law are pretty recession proof.
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    May 19, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    funbud8 saidUS Congressman or US Senator



    Top of the list! Beet benefits out there! 135 vacation days (paid). At the cost of the taxpayers! Can't get any better
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    May 19, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    Network Marketing - just choose a company and plan that works for you.
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    May 19, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    funbud8 saidUS Congressman or US Senator




    Looking at the Current Crop of freshmen legislators it would appear that the "entrance exam" and "course qualificatons" must be easy and low for this position.
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    May 19, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    I'd throw my hat in with Information Technology or Network Administration/Security.
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    May 19, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    any state union job.
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    May 19, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    McQueen saidSomething you love.


    Was preparing to start pondering at length as to how I would reply the OP. But I would have to go with this simple but truthful answer. The best job would almost always be something we are impassioned about.