12 Recession-Proof Careers That Will Survive the Next Economic Downturn
As economists point to signals that a recession could be around the corner, here are the industries that experts say will continue to thrive.
Funeral directors oversee all aspects of funerals, from services to burials. If there is one industry that every single person on earth will one day need, this is it. While work is plentiful, the BLS warns that professionals in the funeral industry often work long hours, including late nights and weekends.
Median income: $52,650
Required schooling/training: Associate degree
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Teachers for elementary, middle, and high school in all major subjects and disciplines are in demand. The BLS doesn’t see huge growth nationwide but predicts that rising student enrollment in varying regions will increase demand for teachers.
Median income: $58,230 (Elementary School); $58,600 (Middle School); $60,320 (High School)
Required schooling/training: Bachelor’s degree in education (some states require a master’s degree)
Software developers create programs, apps, and platforms for desktop and mobile device use. As our world grows ever-more connected, the BLS predicts 21 percent growth by 2028.
Median income: $110,000
Required schooling/training: Bachelor’s degree in computer science
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