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3 Hot Careers in a Down Economy

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If you are like most servicemembers and military veterans, you are hoping to land a civilian job that will be challenging and maximize your skills and experience. Fortunately many employers are ready to offer you that opportunity. But in today's competitive job market having a degree or professional certificate is no longer a luxury - it's a necessity.

In addition, in today's knowledge driven economy and job market, "the more you know the more you're worth." Over a lifetime the difference between having a college degree or not can be worth millions of dollars

The following three careers are considered the most sought after. Coincidentally, according the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, having a degree can help get you started in the career fields considered among the best employment prospects.

Remember the economy will rebound, be ready when it does by getting a degree in one of the following career fields:

  1. Information Security Analysts: Average salary $75,000+
  2. Interpreters and Translators: Average salary $35,000 - $54,000
  3. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists: Average salary $55,000 - $74,999
If you don’t have a degree yet, don’t panic. It is never too late to get started and there are several degree and certificate programs that can help you get the requirements necessary to apply for one of these jobs.

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