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Top Recession Proof Career

By Jess Saint Vess

In these hard economic times, many professions are suffering. There are only a handful of industries that aren’t being affected. Many high school seniors and anyone looking for a career are starting to consider longevity when it comes to finding a career. When the economy is unstable, a career that won’t suffer in a recession is becoming a major factor when choosing a future job.

Certainly the service industry is suffering in the area of retail and entertainment. However, there are several service industries that will remain necessary, and could in fact thrive in trying times. One of these, is the automotive repair industry. Highly trained and skilled, auto mechanics will be able to ride out the recession better than most.

Because it is harder to secure financing, people are holding on to their cars for longer periods of time. By doing this they will have increased need for repairs, maintenance, and towing. Between now and 2016 it is projected that there will be a 14 per cent in the employment of mechanics. The majority of these jobs will be centedred around dealerships and repair shops. Job opportunities in this area will be even higher as many skilled technicians are expected to retire within the next few years.

Growth is also expected in small retail operations that offer after warranty repairs. However, jobs will continue to decline in gasoline service stations because it is becoming less and less common for them offer repair services, as they did in past years.

These new job prospects are centered on qualified people. People who have competed high school or postsecondary automotive training programs will have an edge. Armed with a certificate through the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) they will be able to apply for higher paying jobs.

Auto Mechanics are expected to have good diagnostic skills and problem solving abilities. Formal training in basic electronics and computer courses will have the best opportunities for employment. Formal training is needed due to the high competition for entry-level jobs.

There will always be a demand for skilled automotive repair specialist, and even in times like these, they will find their skills a valuable asset. Auto Mechanics were recently named in the ‘Top 21 Recession Proof Jobs’ by Forbes magazine.

Forbes ranks it in top 21 list. Start a rewarding career as anAuto Mechanic

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Vess, Jess S. "Top Recession Proof Career." Top Recession Proof Career. 10 Jul. 2010. 10 May 2015 <>.

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