We are told that our country is not in a recession,
but it certainly appears that way and feels
that way to many Americans. All the signs
point in that direction which means that the
economy and the job market are chaotic. Even
though there is no career that is absolutely
secure in these disorderly times, it is important
to take measures to ride out the storm until
the economy is more stable. There are, however,
some jobs that handle the fluctuations of
the economy much better than others. Instead
of finding yourself headed to the unemployment
line, consider finding a career that is more
secure and can withstand the turbulent times
of a troubled economy.
Even though there are no careers that are
absolutely immune from the poor economic situation,
there are some careers that are better able
to withstand the recession than others. Here
are a few factors to consider:
*Consider a job that is high in demand.
jobs that require special skills.
jobs that provide necessary goods and services.
jobs offered by stable and reputable companies.
According to some recent statistics, there
have been some occupations harmed by the economic
downturn such as: construction, retail businesses
and transportation. There are some occupations
that have been able to withstand the pressures
of a troubled economy. The following is a
list of the ones we need to consider in times
of a recession:
*Healthcare and pharmaceutical careers will
always have a place in our society. As people
become older and the demand for healthcare
increases then more physicians, physicians'
assistants, registered nurses, and pharmacists
will be needed to meet the demand.
*Education will be necessary to meet the demand
of educating children, youth and young adults
at many educational levels. Therefore, there
will always be a need for teachers and educational
administrators across our nation.
*Sales-Marketing careers are of value because
these positions often help to increase business
and save money for the company.
*Computer-Technology careers with emphasis
on managing databases and programming software
are more secure in their jobs. Having the
specialized skills of being able to know the
inner workings of computers and being able
to work with complex computer systems will
give you an advantage.
*Accounting careers will continue to be needed
as tax laws change and more laws imposed on
the nation. Careers in accounting remain secure
*Environmental careers should remain a secure
area of employment since the green movement
is in demand. It may be a good time to consider
a career in an environmental field.
Careers that offer advice on how to stretch
the dollar are usually in demand. Play it
smart and plan ahead by preparing for careers
that are high in demand and fine-tune your
skills to bring value and benefit to the organization.