Back to School '09 | Recession-Proof Majors

Published August 17, 2009

Still trying to figure out what your college major will be? Make sure you check out this list of “recession-proof” majors and potential careers for each. Life after college doesn’t have to be uncertain.

Economics*

Economist, Technical Writer, Lawyer, Real Estate Investor, Mortgage Loan Officer, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, Credit Officer, Property Manager, Statistician

Mechanical Engineering*

Aerodynamicist, Aeronautical Engineer, Architect, Fire Protection Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Research Mechanic, Specification Writer, Stress Analyst, Tool Designer

Computer Science*

Applications Programmer, Computer Engineer, Computer Programmer, Systems Programmer, Technical Support Representative, Electronic Data Processing Auditor, Artificial Intelligence Specialist

Education*

Teacher, ESL Teacher, Academic Advisor, Social Worker, Private Tutor, Public Lecturer, Librarian, School Administrator, School Psychologist, Learning Disabilities Specialist, Consultant, Public Lecturer, Personnel Recruiter, Public Information Officer, Researcher

 Health Care (Nursing)*

Emergency Room Nurse, Geriatric & Long Term Care Nurse, Home Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Nurse, School Nurse, Traveling Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, Nursing Educator

International Business**

International Account Executive, International Bank Manager, International Loan Officer, International Appraiser, Foreign Exchange Trader

Law Enforcement

Police Officer, Private Detective, Probation Officer, Investigator, Corrections Officer

 *List from Rutgers’ Career Services Web site

 **Career list from the University of North Carolina Wilmington Career Center


 

Written by BET.com Staff

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