19 May 2010

Recession-Proof Jobs

Get to know what are the top 5 jobs that have RECESSION-PROOF! Don't worry the top 1 is Accountants and Auditors as usual.... As long there is a company regardless of the size and maturity, Accountants are needed, and Auditors are needed to express True and Fair view on the accounts being prepared.

They provide vital services to companies and individuals who want to maintain solid financial footing by analyzing and communicating financial information, ensuring public records are kept, and preparing taxes.

Recession resistance: Accountants and auditors held 1.3 million jobs in 2008, and that number is expected to increase by 279,400 over the next decade into 2018.

Education: A bachelor's degree in accounting, is the most widely sought-after qualification by employers. For upper-level positions, some employers might prefer a master's degree in accounting or business administration.

Average yearly salary: $65,840

Providing needed assistance in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, and chiropractors, medical assistants handle administrative, clinical, or other specialized tasks.

Recession resistance: The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts the number of medicals assistants will grow 34 percent from 2008-2018. Reasons: Medical advancements and an aging U.S. population.

Education: Medical assisting certificate and associate's degree programs provide academic and clinical training in various areas and can usually be completed in one to two years.

Average yearly salary: $29,060

RNs treat patients, give advice about medical conditions, instruct families on how to deal with health issues, and provide valuable emotional support.

Recession resistance: RNs are the largest health care occupation with 2.6 million jobs. And that number is expected to increase by 22 percent through 2018. Reasons: Increasingly complex medical treatments and the rising number of aging Americans needing long-term care.

Education: A bachelor's degree, an associate's degree, and a diploma, from an approved nursing program are the three most common educational avenues to a career as an RN. You'll advance further and faster with a more advanced degree.

Average yearly salary: $65,130

They make computers tick by creating, testing, and evaluating software applications and systems. Engineers might even design the latest hot-selling computer game or develop a new operating system.

Recession resistance: In 2008, computer software engineers and programmers held about 1.3 million jobs. That figure is expected to jump 21 percent by 2018. Reasons: Concerns over information security and increased needs for new software.

Education: Bachelor's degrees in computer programming and applications, networking, or information systems, are among the most sought after by employers. An associate's degree or certificate might suffice for others.

Average yearly salary: $73,470

Sometimes called management consultants, analysts serve private industry by evaluating and recommending ways to better an organization's efficiency and productivity or to increase profits.

Recession resistance: Competition for management analyst jobs is highly competitive, but firms who might hire consultants specializing in environmental ("green") issues are expected to help the number of analysts jobs grow by 24 percent into the year 2018.

Education: Educational requirements in this field might vary for entry-level positions. A master's degree in business administration, or a related field - such as e-business or e-commerce - is considered useful. However, because analysts handle a wide range of projects, a bachelor's degree in fields such as human resources, information technology, or marketing and sales could open doors.

Average yearly salary: $82,920

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