Occupations Most Likely to Survive Economic Downturn

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JIST Publishing, America's Career Publisher announces the best recession-proof jobs and provides guidance on how to be an irreplaceable worker in the new book, 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs.

Job cuts are sweeping the nation and people everywhere are fearful of how their career will weather the current economic climate.

This uncertainty has prompted people of all ages to question their current career path. Many professionals worry that their job will be in jeopardy if their employer turns to downsizing. Baby boomers are fearful of how a recession will impact their plans for retirement. Even college students are wondering whether they'll land a job after graduation.

To shed light on the impact of economic downturn on the world of work, Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., has compiled extensive labor market information into his recently released book 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs. In this resource, Shatkin identifies 150 of the best jobs that are most likely to weather a poor economy and discusses how people can make themselves indispensible workers in flourishing--and floundering--economic times.

For example, Shatkin says, "Even when layoffs are imminent, you may be able to hang on to your job if you're the irreplaceable worker. To make yourself irreplaceable, it's important to focus on the core mission of the business; be exceptionally productive; be visible; acquire a mentor; and be pleasant."

Based on his extensive research, Shatkin has identified the following occupations as the 10 best recession-proof jobs.

1. Computer Systems Analysts    
2. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
3. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
4. Registered Nurses
5. Teachers, Postsecondary
6. Physical Therapists
7. Physicians and Surgeons
8. Dental Hygienists
9. Pharmacists
10. Medical and Health Services Managers

150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs is available at all major bookstores and from the publisher (http://www.jist.com or 1.800.648.JIST). To interview Shatkin about recession-proof jobs, contact Selena Dehne.

JIST, America's Career Publisher, is a division of EMC/Paradigm Publishing. As the leading publisher of job search, career and occupational information, JIST empowers today's workforce and students to achieve lasting rewards in their careers.

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