In the Time article, of the 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall, the list is reasonable enough but not for low education workers. Jobs like registered nurses and computer analysts require a degree, which is costly and hard to budget in this bad economy. Here are the 6 jobs I picked out from their list of recession proof jobs.
Recession Proof Careers
- School Bus Driver – requires you to take students, special needs children, or the elderly to their destinations. You must be able to drive a large vehicle and follow safety rules. For those with disabilities, you may need to assist them when they exit and enter the bus.
- Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers – Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles. No school education required as these are on the job trained. With a steady client base, you can start your own glass installer and glass repairing business.
- Pest Control Workers – Use chemical solutions to remove and control undesirable insects and animals. Pests include rats, mice, and other rodents as well as termites, cockroaches, spiders, bedbugs, ants, fleas, bees, wasps, birds and snakes. Pest control workers are also known as exterminators.
- Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators – Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Examine, sort, and route mail by State, type of mail, or other scheme. Load, operate, and occasionally adjust and repair mail processing, sorting, and canceling machinery. Keep records of shipments, pouches, and sacks; and other duties related to mail handling within the postal service. Requires you to take an entrance exam. This is considered a government job.
- Funeral Attendants – See description here.
- Clerical Library Assistants – Compile records, sort and shelve books, and issue and receive library materials such as pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.
These are just a few jobs with lower degree and educational requirements than the other jobs on the list.