Best Recession Proof Jobs
Healthcare and hospitals are one area that does well. Especially jobs in the professional nursing sector.
Physical or occupational therapy needs remain as the demography of the population ages. Specialists in rehab areas as well as biosciences are needed.
Mining and jobs in natural resources has kept a steady line of growth.
Federal jobs are sometimes an option and where money is put into the “Recovery & Reinvestment Act," for example, there may be new jobs working on city infrastructure such as bridges, highways, etc. According to author and retired federal employee Dennis V. Damp, "Uncle Sam hires approximately 2 percent of America's total workforce and the pay and benefits are outstanding."
Government contracts are still awarded and government operations eat up a lot of services and materials. Air traffic controllers and government security service at courthouses, airports and other entities under the government umbrella should be open.
“Clean Tech" jobs such as those in solar, wind, green energy, environmental studies, renewable energy and green building are gaining strength. These will typically be engineering, scientific jobs, or the sales and finance within these industries. Follow government job sites too, as some cities are working towards increasing these types of jobs.
Information technology and the gathering of data, and or maintaining computer programs is one sector that remains fairly constant.
Kevin Donlin, author and creator of The Simple Job Search system says that sales and marketing positions and others supporting them are fairly sturdy, because, “Anyone who makes or saves money for a company will be relatively safe," he says.