Leading trend forecaster Gerald Calente gave some tips for where to look for work and what areas students should study to prepare for the future. This is especially relevant because Calente is convinced that we are going into the worst depression of all-time. So these jobs may not only be recession-proof, they may also be depression-proof.
Specifically, Calente says:
- Health care jobs will be plentiful. Even in bad financial times, people need to see the doctor. Any health care related profession is a good area to be in, especially elder care-related jobs
- Alternative energy will be a growth field, especially for engineers [my comment: energy efficiency – including the reduction of energy loss across power lines – will probably also become a hot area]
- Anything which helps people save money will be in demand