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Technical Careers Offer Job Security in Tough Times

Saving money, clipping coupons, cutting up credit cards; these are all ways to help yourself during an economic crisis. How is the job industry saving money? Cutting jobs.

When people are cutting out shopping sprees and massages, there are some things they simply cannot cut out. Cars still need to be fixed. Hospital equipment still needs to be repaired. Buildings need to be built. Technical careers such as welders, biomedical equipment technicians and automotive technicians still will have a place in times of hardship.

Aviation and wind energy are two more exciting areas of job growth. As a relatively new field, wind energy offers a growing number of job openings. Wind energy technicians are needed to use this new form of alternative energy. Aviation is another technical career with varying jobs such as pilots, avionics technicians and maintenance.

While the economic downturn may be coming to a close, many companies still are laying off long-time employees in an attempt to cut costs. Choosing technical careers vital to the economy is one way to avoid losing your job when times get tough.

When choosing a career, research jobs and places that are hurt the least by recessions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most technical careers had a higher-than-average growth rate even though the economy was in a low place. With older technicians retiring and the more recent layoffs, companies are looking to get the most for their money and hire the best.

Choose wisely when selecting a career path. Be prepared for bad economic times when people will need to cut trivial things out of their lives. Do not let yourself be cut out of a job.

-Debra

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