into the 21st century, job seekers are finding themselves facing
one of the worst recessions in years.
sectors of the job market will remain strong despite the economic
job or industry is entirely safe during times of economic change,
some have proven their longevity through both good times and bad.
emerging industries show great promise in their staying power
in the years to come.
some of the best bets for weathering the storm:
care : As baby boomers age, there is increasing demand for health
care services especially in the field of nursing
and geriatrics, or caring for the aged. Opportunities also abound
for medical assistants and technicians, physical therapists, physicians
assistants and home health aids.
: Qualified teachers are always in demand, according to the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, although with the proviso that
jobs are more easily found in regions experiencing high
& law enforcement : The need for law enforcement never
ends (and often rises during hard economic times) so expect a
steady need for city
police officers and airport security personnel, as well
as a continued spike in Homeland
Security jobs over the next several years.
services : Simply put, consumers are more likely to decide
against buying new, and opt for repairs whether its going to an
mechanic, small appliance or washing machine repair service.
support : Good people skills are always highly valuable in
business, but especially in recessionary times when the need for
friendly, professional customer
care is at a premium.
assistant : This traditional entry-level position is the one
that also has the most turnover, translating to an ongoing demand
for skilled workers to help keep companies humming.
Food : No matter how bad an economic downturn, people need
to feed their families. Grocery
stores and supermarkets continue to boom as consumers
shun high-priced restaurants to eat more affordably at home.