Careers with high job security

June 5, 2012

A recent survey of the college graduating class of 2012 conducted by job search engine website revealed that job security is among the biggest concern for many students about to enter the workforce.  The majority (33 percent) of new college grads selected job security as the most important characteristic of a potential employer.

"The focus on job security is significant, as this year's graduates entered college during the height of the recession," said Gautam Godhwani, CEO

Many people research job outlook predictions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine whether a certain career is likely to be in demand in the future. A new book, 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future, by Dr. Laurence Shatkin, may also help those who are looking for careers with job stability.

According to Shatkin, people want assurance that another recession, technological advances and offshore outsourcing won't affect their career choices now more than ever.

The book helps readers identify jobs that are secure in good and bad economies and learn more about them. It ranks more than 150 jobs according to earnings, growth, openings, education level, age, personality type and more. Bonus lists reveal jobs that are highly sensitive to economic downturn and vulnerable to offshoring.

According to, readers can also find jobs that are likely to offer them job security based on their personality. For example, artistic individuals may be well-suited for jobs that allow self-expression such as graphic designer, technical writer and interpreter/translator.

On the other hand, more conventional people may be well-suited for jobs that involve following set procedures and routines and working with data and details more than with ideas. Jobs that fit this description include budget analyst, secretary, administrative assistant and various computer occupations.

Moms who want to pursue a degree in order to increase their job marketability or to start a new career are encouraged to research various degree options for mothers.
Luckily, moms can get help paying for a college education through financial aid for mothers, scholarships and grants.

Regardless of major, getting a college degree is expected to significantly boost your earning potential over time. Recent data from the Pew Research Center revealed that over the course of a 40-year career, college graduates are expected to make about $650,000 more than those without a college degree.

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