Apr 17, 2011
Although some things have improved slightly, the state of the economy is still poor. Jobs are hard to come by, and unemployment benefits won’t last forever. The demand for recession proof jobs is very high. In order to stay afloat in our current economic crisis, we must change and adapt our careers. You have quite a few options to consider when searching for a new career. We’ll discuss traditional choices and an alternative as well.
The most recession proof industry is health care. There is already a shortage of nurses. Our countries large group of aging individuals will be increasing the demand. Nursing is a very good choice to consider when looking for recession proof jobs. A pharmacist is another health related field that is in demand no matter what shape our economy is in.
People need their medicine, some can’t live without it. Working in a nursing home, or retirement home is another choice. Most people don’t like going to the dentist, but a job as a dentist, or dental assistant, is also immune to the recession.
There are recession proof jobs in other fields besides the health care industry. Some popular choices are security jobs, and law enforcement. Employment within the utilities or energy industry are excellent careers as well. Waste water treatment jobs are always in demand, due to the need for clean water. Everyone uses electricity too. Green, renewable energy jobs, such as solar power, are rapidly gaining popularity.
Accounting is yet another one of many recession proof jobs. This next one is not for all people, but it’s definitely not affected by the slow economy. That is a job as a mortician. Death is a sad fact of life. If you are the right kind of person, this field offers many different job opportunities. A job as a bankruptcy lawyer is a product of poor economic times. One more career path you could look into is teaching. Depending on what part of the country you live in, teachers are usually in demand.
There are many recession proof jobs to choose from. Will you be able to get one of these jobs? I hate to say it but most people won’t qualify for the types of jobs we spoke about above. Most of the good recession proof jobs require a college education. If you are one of the many workers who lost their job, due to the horrible economy, it will be tough to afford going back to school.
Some states offer assistance to displaced workers. If you can get assistance, I highly recommend that you take advantage of it. While money is an issue for some, time is an issue for others. It can take years of education in order to land one of these great careers.
There is an alternative to the jobs we spoke about earlier. With basic computer skills you can start an online business. It doesn’t require an expensive college degree. You don’t need to be a computer programmer to succeed. There are different ways to generate income with an internet based business. One popular way is through ad revenue. You simply place ads on your website. When visitors click on the ads you will get paid.
Google AdSense is a popular free ad service. You could sell your own products, such as t-shirts, or ebooks. A more complicated method is called affiliate marketing. You get paid a commission for recommending a company’s products or services. An online business can be a very lucrative option to traditional labor.
There are many recession proof jobs out there. Health care jobs seem to be really hot now. Jobs in law enforcement, education, utilities, and accounting are also top choices. If returning to college is not an option, there is an alternative. You may seriously want to consider an online business of your own. You supply the good work ethic, and determination to succeed. Your internet business will provide the rest.
By Nathan M. Purucker