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150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs

Book Description

Detailed descriptions of secure jobs with helpful facts on pay, growth, openings, tasks, skills needed, education and training required, plus other information.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. This Is a Big Book, But It Is Very Easy to Use
    1. Some Things You Can Do with This Book
  5. Credits and Acknowledgments
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Introduction
    1. How This Book Can Help You in Both Good and Bad Economic Times
    2. Where the Information Came From
    3. How the Best Recession-Proof Jobs Were Selected
      1. Why This Book Has More Than 150 Job Descriptions
    4. Understand the Limits of the Data in This Book
    5. The Data Complexities
      1. Selection of Recession-Proof Jobs, Industries, States, and Metropolitan Areas
      2. Earnings
      3. Projected Growth and Number of Job Openings
      4. Other Job Characteristics
    6. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I. Recession-Proof Your Career
      2. Part II. The Best Jobs Lists
        1. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall: Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings
        2. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Listed by Demographic
        3. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Sorted by Education or Training Required
        4. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Sorted by Interests
        5. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Sorted by Personality Types
        6. Bonus Lists: The Most Recession-Proof Industries, States, and Metropolitan Areas
        7. Bonus Lists: The 10 Most Recession-Proof Skills and Knowledges/Courses
        8. Bonus Lists: Best Recession-Sensitive Jobs
      3. Part III: Descriptions of the Best Recession-Proof Jobs
  8. PART I: Recession-Proof Your Career
    1. Recession Defined
    2. Identify a Recession-Proof Industry and Occupation
    3. Limitations of Forecasts
    4. Be the Irreplaceable Worker
    5. Be a Resilient Worker
  9. PART II: The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs Not Sensitive to Recessions
    1. Some Details on the Lists
    2. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall: Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings
      1. The 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall
    3. The 50 Best-Paying Recession-Proof Jobs
      1. The 50 Fastest-Growing Recession-Proof Jobs
      2. The 50 Recession-Proof Jobs with the Most Openings
    4. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Lists by Demographic
      1. Best Recession-Proof Jobs with the Highest Percentage of Workers Age 16–24
      2. Best Recession-Proof Jobs with a High Percentage of Workers Age 55 and Over
      3. Best Recession-Proof Jobs with a High Percentage of Part-Time Workers
      4. Best Recession-Proof Jobs with a High Percentage of Self-Employed Workers
      5. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Employing a High Percentage of Women
      6. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Employing a High Percentage of Men
    5. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Sorted by Education or Training Required
      1. The Education Levels
      2. Another Warning About the Data
    6. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Sorted by Interests
      1. Descriptions for the 16 Interest Areas
    7. Best Recession-Proof Jobs Sorted by Personality Types
      1. Descriptions of the Six Personality Types
    8. Bonus Lists: The Most Recession-Proof Industries, States, and Metropolitan Areas
      1. The 10 Most Recession-Proof Industries
      2. The States Ranked by Concentration of Recession-Proof Jobs
      3. The 25 Most Recession-Proof Metropolitan Areas
    9. Bonus Lists: The 10 Most Recession-Proof Skills and Knowledges/Courses
    10. Bonus Lists: The Best Recession-Sensitive Jobs
      1. The 150 Best Recession-Sensitive Jobs Overall
      2. The 50 Best-Paying Recession-Sensitive Jobs
      3. The 50 Fastest-Growing Recession-Sensitive Jobs
      4. The 50 Recession-Sensitive Jobs with the Most Openings
  10. PART III: Descriptions of the Best Recession-Proof Jobs
    1. Actuaries
    2. Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
    3. Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors
    4. Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
    5. Air Traffic Controllers
    6. Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
    7. Anesthesiologists
    8. Animal Control Workers
    9. Animal Scientists
    10. Anthropologists
    11. Anthropologists and Archeologists
    12. Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
    13. Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
    14. Archeologists
    15. Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
    16. Archivists
    17. Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
    18. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
    19. Athletes and Sports Competitors
    20. Athletic Trainers
    21. Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
    22. Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
    23. Audiologists
    24. Automotive Body and Related Repairers
    25. Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
    26. Automotive Master Mechanics
    27. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
    28. Automotive Specialty Technicians
    29. Bailiffs
    30. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    31. Broadcast Technicians
    32. Budget Analysts
    33. Bus Drivers, School
    34. Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
    35. Business Teachers, Postsecondary
    36. Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
    37. Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
    38. Child, Family, and School Social Workers
    39. Chiropractors
    40. Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
    41. Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance
    42. Clergy
    43. Clinical Psychologists
    44. Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
    45. Coaches and Scouts
    46. Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
    47. Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    48. Computer Security Specialists
    49. Computer Systems Analysts
    50. Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
    51. Correctional Officers and Jailers
    52. Counseling Psychologists
    53. Court Reporters
    54. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
    55. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
    56. Curators
    57. Database Administrators
    58. Dental Assistants
    59. Dental Hygienists
    60. Detectives and Criminal Investigators
    61. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
    62. Dietetic Technicians
    63. Dietitians and Nutritionists
    64. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
    65. Economists
    66. Editors
    67. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
    68. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
    69. Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program
    70. Education Teachers, Postsecondary
    71. Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
    72. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
    73. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
    74. Embalmers
    75. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
    76. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
    77. English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    78. Environmental Engineering Technicians
    79. Environmental Engineers
    80. Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    81. Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
    82. Family and General Practitioners
    83. Film and Video Editors
    84. Fire Fighters
    85. Fire Inspectors
    86. Fire Inspectors and Investigators
    87. Fire Investigators
    88. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
    89. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
    90. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
    91. Food Scientists and Technologists
    92. Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
    93. Forest Fire Fighters
    94. Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
    95. Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    96. Funeral Attendants
    97. Funeral Directors
    98. Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
    99. Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
    100. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
    101. Graduate Teaching Assistants
    102. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
    103. Health Educators
    104. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
    105. History Teachers, Postsecondary
    106. Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
    107. Hydrologists
    108. Immigration and Customs Inspectors
    109. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
    110. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
    111. Instructional Coordinators
    112. Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
    113. Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
    114. Insurance Underwriters
    115. Internists, General
    116. Interpreters and Translators
    117. Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
    118. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
    119. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
    120. Law Teachers, Postsecondary
    121. Librarians
    122. Library Assistants, Clerical
    123. Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    124. Library Technicians
    125. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
    126. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
    127. Marriage and Family Therapists
    128. Massage Therapists
    129. Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    130. Mathematicians
    131. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
    132. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
    133. Medical and Health Services Managers
    134. Medical and Public Health Social Workers
    135. Medical Assistants
    136. Medical Equipment Preparers
    137. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    138. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
    139. Mental Health Counselors
    140. Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
    141. Municipal Fire Fighters
    142. Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
    143. Museum Technicians and Conservators
    144. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    145. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
    146. Nuclear Medicine Technologists
    147. Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
    148. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
    149. Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
    150. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    151. Occupational Therapist Assistants
    152. Occupational Therapists
    153. Optometrists
    154. Pediatricians, General
    155. Pest Control Workers
    156. Pharmacists
    157. Pharmacy Technicians
    158. Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
    159. Physical Therapist Aides
    160. Physical Therapist Assistants
    161. Physical Therapists
    162. Physician Assistants
    163. Physicians and Surgeons
    164. Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
    165. Podiatrists
    166. Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
    167. Police Detectives
    168. Police Identification and Records Officers
    169. Police Patrol Officers
    170. Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
    171. Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
    172. Political Scientists
    173. Postal Service Clerks
    174. Postal Service Mail Carriers
    175. Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
    176. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
    177. Power Plant Operators
    178. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
    179. Private Detectives and Investigators
    180. Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
    181. Psychiatrists
    182. Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
    183. Public Relations Specialists
    184. Radiation Therapists
    185. Radiologic Technicians
    186. Radiologic Technologists
    187. Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
    188. Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
    189. Registered Nurses
    190. Rehabilitation Counselors
    191. Respiratory Therapists
    192. School Psychologists
    193. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education
    194. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
    195. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
    196. Social and Community Service Managers
    197. Social and Human Service Assistants
    198. Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
    199. Sociologists
    200. Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
    201. Soil and Plant Scientists
    202. Special Education Teachers, Middle School
    203. Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
    204. Speech-Language Pathologists
    205. Statisticians
    206. Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
    207. Surgeons
    208. Surgical Technologists
    209. Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
    210. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
    211. Teacher Assistants
    212. Teachers, Postsecondary
    213. Veterinarians
    214. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
    215. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
    216. Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School
    217. Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
  11. APPENDIX A: Resources for Further Exploration
    1. Facts About Careers
    2. Career Decision Making and Planning
    3. Job Hunting
  12. APPENDIX B: The GOE Interest Areas and Work Groups
  13. APPENDIX C: Skills Referenced in This Book
  14. APPENDIX D: Knowledge Areas Referenced in This Book
  15. Index