Top Recession Proof Jobs/Careers for 2020 and Beyond
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW at http://HighPerformanceResumes.com
Yes, we have hit new all-time highs in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (28,047), Nasdaq (8,367) and S & P (3,129), so we are officially in our tenth consecutive year of a bull market after the March 2008 lows of the Financial Crisis. This is amazing, but it’s also due in part to quantitative easing (QA = the Fed’s term for unprecedented massive money printing), a huge reduction in corporate income tax, personal income tax cuts, official unemployment figures that were rigged for political gain and interest rates that were kept artificially low for the last nine years. However, we do have free markets where buyers buy and sellers sell of their own free will. Thus, this extended vacation from reality isn’t going to last much longer. Further, there is no doubt that when the stock markets and economy does revert to the mean it isn’t going to be pretty.
Yes the huge layoffs have already begun especially in Oil & Gas (WTI crude prices still low), call centers, customer service jobs (automation), cashiers (automation) and retail. It is with this in mind that I give you my guide to the best recession-proof careers. I have learned from interviewing thousands of professionals, managers and executives as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, but before that I was a hiring manager too. So much of this is gleaned from my own experience, my clients experience and the experience of many hiring managers/executives that I have had the privilege to interview. These are organized by the following “People Will Always Need … Categories” in all capital letters below:
MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Doctors, Surgeons, Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Chiropractor, Nutritionist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Cardiologist, Radiologist, Bariatric Surgeon, Dermatologist, Oncologist, Ophthalmologist, Neurologist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Manager, Pharmacy Director, Mental Health Counselor, Internist, Gynecologist/Obstetrician, Dentist, Endodontist, Oral Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Brain Surgeon, Pediatrist, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Hospital Orderly, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Director of Nursing, Human Resources Manager/Director, Scheduling Coordinator, X-ray Technician, Sonogram Technician, CAT Scan Technician, Dietician, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Sports Rehab Therapist, Admissions Manager/Director, Nursing Home Administrator, Marketing Manager/Director, Health Care Recruiter etc.
TRANSPORTATION/TRUCKING/3PL/RAILROAD: Truck Drivers, Refrigerated Truck Drivers, Flatbed Truck Drivers, Long-Haul Truck Drivers, Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers, Bobcat Truck Drivers (no commercial tractor trailer license necessary), Route Truck Drivers/Route Drivers, Heavy Duty Dump Truck Drivers, Crain Operators, Bulldozer Drivers, Front-End Loader Drivers, Backhoe Operators, Excavator Drivers, Skid Steer Drivers, Tractor Drivers, Freight Sales Reps, Logistics Managers, Business Development Managers, Account Representatives, Operations Managers, Operations Directors, Railroad Conductor, Subway Driver, Subway Operator, Bus Driver, Railroad Signals Technician, General Manager, Railroad Security/Railroad Terminal Security, Bus Station Security, Railroad Switcher, Garbage Truck Drivers, Recycling Truck Drivers etc. There are significant sign-on bonuses for Truck Drivers with a Class A license nationwide and that includes experienced Tractor-Trailer Drivers and newly licensed Truck Drivers with a Class A license.
AIRLINES/AIR DEFENSE/AIR FREIGHT/AEROSPACE: The US Military/Air Force is currently hiring candidates to be Pilots, Helicopter Pilots, Drone Pilots, Airmen, Navigators, Mechanics, Weapon Specialists, Air Traffic Controllers, Air Craft Carrier Signal Specialists, Radar Specialists, Sonar Specialists, Military Police, Airlines are hiring Jet Pilots, Commuter Plane Pilots, Freight Pilots, Co-Pilots, Flight Attendants, Ticket Counter Reps, Passenger Coordinators, Terminal Managers, Baggage Handlers, Flight Mechanics, Sky Marshal (undercover armed security for airline passengers), Airport Security, Airport Sky Captains, Airport Porters, TSA Managers/Directors, TSA Inspectors, TSA Passenger Coordinators, TSA Security Specialists, TSA Baggage Inspectors, TSA Passenger Screeners, Aeronautical Engineers, First Responders at Airports – Paramedics, EMTs, Firemen, Police etc., Customer Service Representatives etc.
UTILITIES/POWER & GAS COMPANIES/TELEPHONE/WATER/ NUCLEAR/ SOLAR/WIND: Operations Managers/Directors, Lineman/Line Repairmen, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Technicians, Electricians, Project Managers, Project Executives, Attorneys, General Counsel, Community Relations Managers, Public Relations Managers, Customer Service Reps, Sales Reps, Sales Managers, Business Development Managers, Commercial Sales Reps, Commercial Sales Managers/ Directors, Truck Drivers, Installers, Energy Efficiency Auditors, Solar Panel Installers, Estimators, Wind Turbine Install/Repair Technicians, Water Quality Assurance Specialists, Security Guards, Security Manager/Director, Fleet Maintenance Manager, Troubleshooting Technician, Nuclear Engineer, Safety Inspector, Compliance Manager, Nuclear Operations Manager, Nuclear Operations Schedule Coordinator, Nuclear Operations Director, Nuclear Safety Analyst, Nuclear Technician, Nuclear Simulation Training Manager, Human Resources Manager/Director etc. You can be sure that people will always need power, water, Internet and cable TV/satellite TV.
TRASH COLLECTION/RECYCLING: Garbage Truck Drivers, Recycling Truck Drivers, Driver’s Assistants, Crane Operators, Operations Managers/Directors, Recycling Manager/Director, Commercial Sales (commercial dumpsters/ construction dumpsters & haul away services), Sales Manager/Director, Sales & Marketing Managers/Directors, Fleet Maintenance Manager, Comptroller, Accounts Receivable Manager, Collections Manager, Diesel Mechanics, Human Resources Manager, Recruiter etc.
EDUCATION/UNIVERSITY/VOCATIONAL TRAINING: Kindergarten Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Music Teachers, Physical Fitness Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, English Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Private School/Academy Teachers, Principals, College/University Professors, Graduate School Professors, Department Heads, Superintendent of Schools, Dean, Admissions Specialists, Admissions Manager/Director, Academic Advisor, Academic Counselor, Bursar, Financial Manager/Director, Accounts Receivable Manager, Collections Specialists, Collections Manager, Financial Aid Counselor, Career Placement Counselor, Career Placement Manager/Director, Maintenance Engineer/Janitor, Property Manager, Assistant Property Manager, Comptroller, Portfolio Manager, Foreign Language Teacher/Professor, Science Teacher/Professor, Accounting Professor,
Management Professor, Law Professor, Engineering Professor, Economics Professor, Journalism Professor, History Professor, Public Relations Professor, Finance & Banking Professor, Aircraft Mechanics Professor, Diesel Mechanics Professor, Nursing Professor, Computer Science Professor, Computer Programming Professor, Agricultural Engineering Professor, IT Professor, Software Engineering Professor, Business Administration Professors, Architecture Professors, Civil Engineering Professors, Mechanical Engineering Professors etc.
SKILLED TRADES, RESTAURANTS & HOTELS, GROCERY STORES, AGRICULTURE, WRITERS: Electrician, Carpenter, Plumber, Pipefitter, Millwright, Installers, Organic Farmer, Farmer, Rancher, Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Aircraft Mechanic, Security Guard, Armed Security Guard, Truck Driver, Tractor Trailer Driver, Tow Truck Driver, Delivery Driver, Bartender, Food Server, Cocktail Server, Restaurant Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Banquet Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Events Planner, Executive Chefs, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Grill Cook, Restaurant Manager, Salad & Desert Chef, Pastry Chef, Banquet Chef, Dining Room Managers, Concierge, Banquet Manager, Night Club Manager, Grocery Store Manager/Director, Deli Meat Clerk, Prepared Foods Cook, Baker, Shelf Stocker, Warehouse & Receiving Clerk/Manager, Cashier, Department Manager, Produce Manager, Meat Department Manager, Seafood Department Manager, Buyer, Procurement Manager, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager/Director, Grant Writer, Medical Writer, Technical Writer, Copywriter, Marketing Writer, Press Release Writer/Publicist, Sports Photographer, Nature Photographer, News Photographer, Video Camera Operator Editor etc.
RECREATION, SPORTS, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT: Resort Manager/Director, Promoter, Talent Manager/ Coordinator, Casino Manager/Director, Marketing Manager/Director, Booking Coordinator, Reservations Specialist, Procurement Manager, Procurement Specialist, Athlete Agent, Talent Agent, Ticket Sales Rep, Luxury Box/Season Ticket Sales Rep, Public Relations Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager/Director, Property Manager, Lighting Manager, Human Resources Manager/Director, Talent Scouts, General Manager, Strength Coach, Nutritionist, Doctor of Sports Medicine/Trainer, Team Manager, Coaching Staff, Equipment Manager, Private Pilot/Co-Pilot for Team Jet, Food & Beverage Manager, Travel Manager, Security Manager/Director, Catering Operations Manager/Director, Bartender, Food Server, Cocktail Server, Restaurant Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Banquet Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Events Planner, Sound Engineer, Lighting Manager, Executive Chefs, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Grill Cook, Restaurant Manager, Salad & Desert Chef, Pastry Chef, Banquet Chef, Dining Room Managers, Concierge, Banquet Manager, Night Club Manager, Professional Athletes, Professional Musicians/Singers, On-Air Talent, Sports Broadcaster, Sports Analyst, Landscape Manger, Golf Course Manager, Golf Pro, Tennis Pro, Baseball Instructor, Football Coach/Head Coach, Ski Instructor etc.
POLICE/CRIMINAL JUSTICE/THE COURTS SYSTEM/PUBLIC SAFETY/ HOMELAND SAFETY: Police Officer, Police Detective, Police Operations Manager/Director, Narcotics Detective, Organized Crime Detective, Sheriff, Sheriff’s Deputy, State Trooper, Police Dispatcher, Police Training Academy Instructor, Corrections Officer, Human Resources Manager/Director, Internal Affairs Investigator, Community Relations Manager/Director, Deputy of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Chief of Police, FBI Agent, FBI Analyst, FBI Field Investigator, Coroner, Medical Examiner, Fraud Analyst, Homicide Detective, Military Police, Military Police Detective, Crime Scene Investigator, Crime Scene Photographer, Finger Print Analyst, DNA Analyst, Criminal Profiler, NSA Agent, NSA Investigator, NSA Analyst, CIA Agent, CIA Investigator, CIA Analyst, Intelligence Analyst, Satellite Photo Analyst, Troop Movement Monitor, Attorney, Criminal Defense Attorney, Public Defender, Prosecutor, Assistant Prosecutor, Court Reporter, Bailiff, Armed Security Guard, Paralegal, Paralegal Assistant, Judge, Civil Court Judge, Criminal Court Judge, District Court Judge, Federal Court Judge, Superior Court Judge, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Trainer, FEMA Analyst, FEMA Manager/Director, FEMA Public Health Director, OSHA Public Safety Manager/Director, OSHA Worksite Safety Inspector, OSHA Compliance Officer/Manager/Director, Transportation Security Agency (TSA), Border Patrol Agents, ICE Officers/Agents, SWAT Team Members, Helicopter Pilots, Sky Marshals, Managers/Directors (see Airport/Airlines Employment) and US Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) Managers/Directors, Threat Analyst, Security Analyst, Compliance Officer, Compliance Manager/Director etc.
LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAREERS: Building Inspector, Fire Inspector, Health Inspector/Food Safety Inspector, Town Manager, Mayor, City Manager, Department of Transportation (DOT) Manager/Director, Governor, Tax Collector, Tax Collection Clerk, Community Relations Manager/Director, Human Resources Manager/Director, Human Resources Generalist, Benefits Administrator, Financial & Accounting Manager/Director, Budget Analyst, Statistician, Department of Public Works Manager/Director, Parks & Recreation Manager/ Director, Office of Accounts & Controls Manager/Director, Department of Administration Manager/Director, Business Analyst, Compensation Analyst, Attorney General, Auditor General, Insurance Commissioner, Comptroller, Lieutenant Governor, Department of Business Regulation Manager/Director, Department of Corrections Manager/Director, Casino Regulation Manager/ Director, Department of Children, Youth & Families Manager/Director, Town Planner, Town Solicitor, Procurement Specialist, Procurement Manager/Director, Department of Education Manager/Director, Department of the Elderly Manager/Director, Department of Economic Development Manager/Director, Department of Environmental Protection Manager/Director, Treasurer, Town Treasurer, City Treasurer, Department of Health Manager/Director, Department of Higher Education Assistance Manager/Director, IT Department Manager/Director, Department of Labor & Training/Workforce Development Manager/Director, Department of Emergency Management Manager/Director, Municipal Affairs/Development Department Manager/Director, The State Lottery Commission Manager/Director, State National Guard Manager/Director, Ombudsman, Parole Board Manager/Director, Police & Community Relations Manager/Director, Public Works Department Manager/Director, Resource & Recovery Department Manager/Director, Public Defender’s Office Administrator, Public Defender’s Assistant, Sheriff’s Department Manager/Director, State Police Department Manager/Director etc.
REAL ESTATE/MORTGAGE BANKING/REAL ESTATE LAW/TITLE COMPANY:
Realtor, Licensed Real Estate Sales Person, Real Estate Broker, Realtor’s Assistant, Office Manager, Marketing Manager/Director, Administrative Assistant, Mortgage Banker, Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Processor, Mortgage Underwriter, Receptionist, General Manager, Branch Manager, Compliance Officer/Analyst,
Wholesale Lending Representative, Account Manager, Customer Service Rep, Title Attorney, Real Estate Attorney, Title Researcher, Title Abstractor, Real Estate Appraiser, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Commercial Banker, Commercial Loan Officer, Paralegal, Paralegal Assistant, Closing Attorney, Escrow Attorney etc.
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