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Question to those with a good eye for future trends...what career would be good to start right now?

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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by Rockpuck

send them to Texas. They are fighting over nurses here, and an RN can just about set their own hours, at close to 30 bucks an hour.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 12:47 PM
Bailift - debt collector.

I could go on but its depressing.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by corvin77

Antique old junk cheap now...

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 01:09 PM
Eastern Medicine -

There will be a lot of people who will need healing.

We will likely not want to - or be able to -
access Western medicine entirely.

Herbs and natural remedies, techniques and healing massage skills.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by The Undertaker

A deceased body will become nothing but a health hazard and unfortunately large scale crematoriums will take over as a governmental form of disposition of a deceased.

Never thought of it from that viewpoint

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:00 PM
Solar and wind energy - People who know how to configure panels, batteries, transformers, etc, to augment their electricity with solar and wind will be busy.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 04:55 PM

Originally posted by GeneralLee
Well, if it all goes to hell in a hand basket....I'm opening a brothel...or an NWO escort service, or what have you. The world's oldest profession will not falter. It's not a job it's an adventure!

You're going to have to run it by hand until you get some girls...

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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 04:59 PM
I hope nobody beat me to it but..... i have a few...

#1----Grave Digger....Gonna need LOTS of those.

#2----Computers...the one thing that's not going away.

#3----Geology....Cause when the crap hits the fan the only real place to go is down.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 05:04 PM
Law enforcement or Medicine. Both will always be required regardless of the economy or global events.

Myself i am going to do a midlife switch to nursing. Security in my later years is a must, my health is better than my BF's so one of us has to be secure. Nursing has great benefits (sadly it's unionized but that's another issue) and nurses are always in demand. If I go for my RN once finished my BAcN I increase my worth in the job market by 20% and add an additional 15K to my paycheck depending on where on for whom I practice.

Starting wage for a nurse in ontario is 54K. RN is 63+-. Plus I can continue to practice after retirement age so no forced retirement and lowered income in my old age.
Five years + of schooling is a bit scary at 40 years old but hey - life's an adventure right?

law enforcement will always be required as well - that was my first choice but really I don't like authority well enough to conform.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 05:08 PM
If your not white ... Anything would work ..

If your white .. Like me with a degree .. and cant get a job because im white..

You might want to move out to the sticks and start growing your own food and fortifying your land

= )

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 07:23 PM
I think computer security and the various medical fields (not M.D. but pretty much anything else) are good bets.

Nursing, definitely go for an RN.

Alternative medicine will probably be good too.

I'm doing a midlife switch into pharmacy, myself

I think there will probably be a reorganization in the medical field too, with more emphasis on coordinating between different types of maintenance medicine (nutrition, exercise, mental health, spiritual health, pharmaceutics, herbalism, etcetera) among a rapidly aging population. Possibly a growth in some sort of "personal medical manager" type position – someone who's not an expert in any one field but can help coordinate a health plan.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 09:06 PM

Originally posted by Cio88

If your white .. Like me with a degree .. and cant get a job because im white..

I don't think being "white" is your problem.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 10:21 PM
If you have the potential to be given security clearance you should consider taking an EMT course and applying for Blackwater,U.S.A.
good money, job security, and a fast track to keeping your family safe.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 10:24 PM

Originally posted by corvin77
Some young guy asked me this the other day, and I coulnd't for the life of me give an answer.

In your opinions, what would be a good career to start now with the eye on the medium to long term future?

process improvement brother...ever heard of LEAN SIX SIGMA? 100K or more for a black belt level...

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 10:30 PM
I'm on the ground floor in the nuclear power industry. Looks promising. All the baby boomer nuclear operators are going to be retiring soon. Plus they just put through contracts for 35 new nuclear power plants, so that will be a pretty abundant job.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 10:47 PM
a Mortician/Funeral Director

(this is not a one line post)

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 11:17 PM
Wind turbine technician
in the next 10 years they will need 10.000 new turbine techs a year.

That is at the rate they are building wind turbines now.

Under Obama that rate may go up by 500%

Most companies will hire you as soon as you graduate from a training course.

Many companies have recruiters that are working at the collages that train wind turbine tech.

a word if you take a training course finish and graduate.
many companies try to recruit techs before they graduate so the they do not have to pay top wages.

but you will find that your pay never gets as high as the people that are graduates of a tech course.

the difference is you could be a tech that changes the oil in the gear box on top of the tower or you could be the tech that does the repairs on the computer system that runs the wind turbine and are payed 3x as much

[edit on 30-12-2008 by ANNED]

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 11:41 PM
reply to post by whaaa

Ai yi yi. I have been pursuing theater/film/writing all my adult life and probably earned, oh say, $12,000 in 30 some years from it. Please,tell me who and what are your connections because I am a quality actor.

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 11:43 PM
Always a safe bet: Whore, CEO, Hoodlam, Banker, Conman, Politician

[edit on 29-12-2008 by In nothing we trust]

posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 11:49 PM
Dentistry,it's proven depressed people eat more sweets.

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