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Best Careers for an Economic Recession

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: November 28, 2015 01:08 pm IST
A recession isn't sad news for everyone. Some career professionals are unaffected in economic turmoil and enjoy better job prospect during slowdow
Best Careers for an Economic Recession

A recession isn't sad news for everyone. Some career professionals are unaffected in economic turmoil and enjoy better job prospect during slowdowns. With a smart planning, anyone could position themselves for success--even in the unstable job market.

The following recession-resistant careers are as follows-

Health Services




Legal Services

Financial Services such as Accounting

Top Career Choices Are



In this sector, physical or mental disable children are helped by developing important life skills. Certified special education teachers are in short supply, leading the government to forecast 15 percent job growth in this field.

Only bachelor's degree and an approved special education training program are needed for this job.

Instructional Coordinator

Instructional coordinators create curricula at 12th or post-secondary level. The increasing educational standards and methods are rising demand for curriculum developers in our nation's public schools.

At the same time, a competitive job market is driving new interest in adult continuing education and career training programs.

Health Care

Registered Nurse

With accelerating demand for health services, registered nurses are playing an important role in clinics and hospitals.

This profession is expected to add more jobs than any other occupation. Online degree programs offer a variety of options in nursing, from continuing education courses to master's degrees.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy professionals can expect employment growth as the demand for pharmaceuticals increases. With 32 percent job growth forecast through 2016, Pharmacy technicians work alongside pharmacists to provide medication.


Health Policy Analyst

Health Analyst gets trained as health policy analysts. Analysts are on the frontlines of health care reform determining how best to use available medical resources to care for an aging population.

Urban Planner

With environmental and social problems taxing our cities, demand is growing for trained urban and regional planners. Urban planners develop land use and zoning initiatives and plan civic infrastructure upgrades.

Petroleum Engineer

With oil and natural gas in high demand and short supply, petroleum engineers can count on surviving this recession.

They enjoy the highest salaries of any engineering specialty. MBAs in engineering management or master's degrees in oil and gas engineering offer advanced training you can complete alongside your day job.

'Recession' doesn't have to spell disaster. With a little career planning, you can take advantage of resilient demand and hidden opportunities in the economy.

Source: World Wide Learn


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