Even though recovery has begun many job seekers continue to be effected by the recession just past. Many are beginning or in the midst of their search for new careers. I've written about recession proof jobs, careers and industries before, but here is yet another look.
- Jobs that Protect Life and Property – Jobs like firefighters, paramedics, police officers, 9-1-1 dispatchers, and other security staff are always in demand. In state and local budgets, these personnel are likely the last to be cut in the case of staff reductions.
- Health Services – Nurses, doctors, psychologists and psychotherapists are always in high demand. Additional caregivers and medical assistants, particularly home health assistants are growing in demand.
- Legal Jobs – The legal services sector seems to always be strong. Lawyers and paralegals in the claims and compensation sectors, or those dealing with bankruptcies, and contractual disputes usually see more work during recessions.
- Repair Techs – Skilled service techs like plumbers, electricians and auto mechanics typically do not lose their jobs during recessions. When new houses are not being built or new cars not bought, emergency home and auto repairs become vital. As homes and cars age they need to be servicing with greater incidence.
- Personal Care Professionals – Barbers, hair stylists, and cosmetologists typically are not effected during economic down drafts.
- Energy Jobs - The real boost in these jobs will come from federal and state government commitments to a more efficient energy systems. Power plant operators with vocational training, insulation works with secondary education and electrical power-line installers and repairers are likely to have jobs as energy demands continue to increase.
- Green Jobs - With nationwide push to make homes and office buildings more energy-efficient and the drive to develop alternative energy sources (solar, wind, nuclear) as well as fuel cell technology, any job involved with wind power, either the design or related products, will likely be recession proof. Environmental scientists, environmental engineers and hydrologists are all great choices.
- Sales and Marketing – Businesses need to market more aggressively in hard times. Skilled marketing and salespeople working on commission pay basis always keep their jobs even during the recession days.
- Education – The need for trained educators and their support personnel are frequently highly sought after even during economic dips. A review of the professions listed above yields the need for training in these recession proof occupations. As job seekers look to transition to other careers, demand for teaching professionals increases dramatically.
For more specifics on 150 careers, their average salaries, and the growth potential of each, have a look at the Time article titled, "The 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall" or the excellent book, "150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs."
You may also remember that these 28 national firms are offering over 50,000 jobs. And these firms say, "No Layoffs - Ever!"
When all you read is gloom, turn here for a much different perspective.