One of the most important aspects of a job is its stability factor -- these days more than ever. People are currently veering away from risky endeavors to follow career paths that will pay the bills and support their family. Recently, the NY Daily News reported on the 10 Most Stable Jobs in New York. The list contains steadfast occupations that are both surprising and expected -- and a real sign of the times.
At number 1, IT professionals may rest assured they are here to stay as the business and social world becomes increasingly reliant upon and addicted to technology. In the same vein, electrical engineers also make the list, as a profession that will always be “in demand.”
Thanks to the messy state of legal affairs across the nation, lawyers have it made due to “a wave of bankruptcy litigation as well as securities fraud suits..." Nurses also make the list, due to a shortage, and veterinarians will continue to tend to man's best friends as people caring for loyal, beloved pets ensure their health and longevity.
On a bright, hopeful note, college admissions officers are as ‘recession-proof’ as the colleges and universities to which they admit students; and people aren’t likely to cut earning a degree out of their budget as it’s an increasingly necessary qualification for securing work in a highly competitive job market.
Financial advisors are certainly in the top ten- their job title says it all. Who doesn’t need one at this point? Additionally, as the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes -- and apparently one of the steadiest incomes goes to funeral directors and morticians who will frankly never be at a loss for clientele.
The repo man (for cars) and the bartender top off the list. More and more people can’t afford their automobile payments after getting laid off, and local watering holes are busy with those drowning their pink slip sorrows.
Steady income aside, these highly defined niche occupations may not appeal to everyone, but they serve as a reminder that the basic issues of life (health, death, taxes..) always make for good and steady business.
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