Mechanical, electrical engineers have recession-proof jobs

Sales representatives, software developers, and nurses are identified as the positions that are best able to weather the sluggish economy. Mechanical and electrical engineers also fall on the top 20 list.


Experienced sales representatives, software developers, and nurses are the professionals best able to weather continued job erosion in the weakened U.S. economy, according to a new special report from Jobfox , a site that matches job candidates with compatible job openings.

The longitudinal special report, the Jobfox Top 20 Most Recession-Proof Professions , identifies professions that have most consistently remained in highest demand over a more than eight-month period dating from November 2007 through July 7, 2008.

Good sales representatives remain in high demand as companies battle for revenue and market share in a sluggish marketplace, according to the report. Software engineers are expected to be among the fastest-growing occupations through 2016, according to the U.S. Labor Department. As baby boomers age, the employment outlook remains strong for nurses. Tougher accounting and auditing regulations are mostly responsible for continued growth of accounting and finance functions.

The complete list of rankings includes Jobfox's report on July job activity.

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