Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

Jobs with securityBy JIST Publishing

During rough economic times, workers experience multiple levels of stress related to layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and myriad other issues. Most employees just want to ensure their jobs are secure. Laurence Shatkin, in his new book 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future, details the most secure occupations and fields: computer systems design, educational services, government, health care, repair and maintenance, and utilities.

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"During economic downturns, these fields tend not to shed workers as much as other fields do, and the overall outlook for employment in these fields is good to excellent," Shatkin said.

Here is some additional information about the six most secure fields and the most secure job in each, according to Shatkin:

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Government jobs are not easy to get, so that one can be checked off the list. Computers and medicine are good bets but you need a good amount of education, which reminds me, yes, education must be a good one because they ripped me off for thousands and I never got a better job.

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January 19 2012 at 10:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My profession is booming. Bankruptcies

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crooked politician....sell out your country, move family abroad and never be proscecuted

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