9 Recession-Proof Careers
Math and science teachers will be in demand as the U.S. struggles to compete with other countries in engineering, technology, and medicine.
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Green is getting the green light in a nationwide push to make homes and office buildings more energy-efficient and to develop alternative energy sources (solar, wind, nuclear) as well as fuel cell technology.
4. Financial Services
Rising from the ashes of a very bad year, financial services will have a bright future.
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More than half a million federal employees will retire by 2016, leaving open positions at agencies from the CIA to AmeriCorps to NASA. There will also be opportunities at the state and local levels.
7. International Business
Corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and even governments are going after global markets. People with international expertise, foreign-language skills, or a willingness to move abroad will be in demand.