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5 Graduate Level Careers to Beat Any Recession

 

Jobs are scarce in a tough economy, and job security can also be an issue. However, there are some industries that people will always need for one reason or another. If your interests and skills are in one of these areas, finding and keeping a job could be easier when the economy takes a downturn. Obtaining a graduate degree in your chosen field can set you apart from other applicants and increase your worth to a company thanks to the advanced knowledge and training you have received.

These are some graduate level careers that you might be interested in.

1. Healthcare

Healthcare is something that people will always need no matter what. This is a huge field that provides plenty of graduate level careers. These can include healthcare administration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, mental health counseling, and many others. Since healthcare will always be necessary, you could also have a great deal of job security if you enter this field. Even if you do not want to have direct patient interaction, there are jobs in this field for you. View healthcare graduate programs.

2. Computer Systems

Technology is a field that continues to expand, even in a recession. In 2008, computer systems and design accounted for 55% of the jobs in the United States. This field is expected to grow by an astounding 45% between 2008 and 2018. That much growth is definitely a sign of a stable career field. If you want a challenging career that will allow you to learn something new every day, something in a technology-related field may be for you. View computer technology graduate programs.

3. Business

Companies that offer management, scientific, and consulting services are sitting pretty in a recession. In fact, this industry is expected to grow an unbelievable 83% between 2008 and 2018. This field includes top executives, which are the chief executive officers and vice presidents. The duties of these positions vary depending on the company, and but they always oversee the activities of the company. Some may consult a board of directors or other executives when they are deciding on company polices. View business graduate programs.

4. Education

Even in an economic downturn, both children and adults will still go to school. In fact, many adults opt to return to school if they are laid off from their jobs during a recession. Education is the second largest industry in the United States, employing about 13.5 million people in 2008. A graduate level degree will make you eligible to work in education administration, and in some cases it might qualify you to teach postsecondary courses. View education graduate programs.

5. Accounting

When times are tough, businesses need someone to help them manage their money more than ever. For that reason, accounting is a service that people will always need. It is interesting to note that you can obtain a master's degree in accounting, or even a master's of business administration with a concentration in accounting. Both of these options will allow you to have a higher income while you help businesses balance their books or private citizens fill out their tax forms. View accounting graduate programs.

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