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You wanna know where the jobs at?
kyupol at 12:00PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2009/02/where-jobs-are.html

Health care jobs will be plentiful. Even in bad financial times, people need to see the doctor. Any health care related profession is a good area to be in, especially elder care-related jobs

Alternative energy will be a growth field, especially for engineers

Anything which helps people save money will be in demand

NOW UPDATING!!!
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Senshuu at 2:02PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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Now I have to go back to college for six years to become a doctor. D:

(Healthcare is one of the least interesting things for me to practice personally… I'd rather become a teacher, which it looks like everyone I know from my college is also doing. Teachers are in demand.)
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Skullbie at 2:13PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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just become a nurse like every other bloody female in america. I don't even bother to ask girls what they're studying for anymore, NURSE NURSE NURSE~

Hmmph…unlike those fools i have no life aspirations or goals B)
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Lonnehart at 2:39PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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Security “Officers” (not “Guards”) are always in demand. Especially if you don't have a criminal record. :)

Of course, you do have to put up with low pay, lousy hours and lousy places to work. But why care about that now? Any job is better than being jobless. :)
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ozoneocean at 3:49PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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I don't even bother to ask girls what they're studying for anymore, NURSE NURSE NURSE~
It's like we've gone back in time…
 
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DMH at 4:05PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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Okay, you guys go into health care, alternate energy and security. I'm going to go where the real money is
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JoeL_CQB at 4:23PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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Okay, you guys go into health care, alternate energy and security. I'm going to go where the real money is

i thought you meant this:


damn.

and the porn industry is asking for the government to bail them out :?
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lba at 8:00PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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just become a nurse like every other bloody female in america. I don't even bother to ask girls what they're studying for anymore, NURSE NURSE NURSE~

Hmmph…unlike those fools i have no life aspirations or goals B)

That and Pharmacy techs. Apparently the need for drugs is growing. Who'd have guessed?

Personally, I think I'll stick to my guns and just be poor. I was planning on it anyway. There's always a need for good artists and designers and I'm starting to get a lot better at this stuff than a lot of people I know.

The porn industry is one I never thought would be asking for bailouts. I mean, how the heck can sex go out of fashion?
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usedbooks at 8:16PM, Feb. 12, 2009
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Eh. Do what you love and be happy and poor.

Now I'm a hypocrite. ;) I'm living every day regretting my chosen degree while searching for jobs I can't find or can't get. (If you want to actually eat, don't do what you love. Do what you have to. Otherwise, live with your parents and live on dreams and air.)

Sorry. I've been feeling very cynical lately. -_-
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ipokino at 9:21AM, Feb. 13, 2009
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Eh. Do what you love and be happy and poor.

Now I'm a hypocrite. ;) I'm living every day regretting my chosen degree while searching for jobs I can't find or can't get. (If you want to actually eat, don't do what you love. Do what you have to. Otherwise, live with your parents and live on dreams and air.)

Sorry. I've been feeling very cynical lately. -_-

The trouble with doing what you love is…it pretty soon gets to be just a job… I have figured out, you have to learn to love what you do… But you can still do what you love–thats why I make a comic on the side!

As for jobs…they are out there. My own company is still hiring and growing. We just bought a new factory space and are expanding our admin and engineering area. Life isn't all bad!
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NickGuy at 11:03AM, Feb. 13, 2009
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Okay, you guys go into health care, alternate energy and security. I'm going to go where the real money is

i thought you meant this:


damn.

and the porn industry is asking for the government to bail them out :?

I f***ing hate you. lol.

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PIT_FACE at 11:06AM, Feb. 13, 2009
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Now I have to go back to college for six years to become a doctor. D:

(Healthcare is one of the least interesting things for me to practice personally… I'd rather become a teacher, which it looks like everyone I know from my college is also doing. Teachers are in demand.)

well if you wanna do it the LAME way.
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Senshuu at 6:37PM, Feb. 13, 2009
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My mom tried to study to be a pharmacy tech. :V My mom can't follow through on these kinds of commitments.

I'm well-versed enough in various kinds of graphic design to be able to do jobby stuff without getting sick of it while still honing my other loves - illustration and all that. But this artsy stuff is really “gaahhh” as far as hiring's concerned lately (depending on where you live, also). No, there's not always a demand for art. (Apparently people will deliberately hire others to do crap for them… actual, watered-down crap. Why can't I be hired to do crap for at least some money?)
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Skullbie at 7:08PM, Feb. 13, 2009
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My mom tried to study to be a pharmacy tech. :V My mom can't follow through on these kinds of commitments.

Most people can't, isn't the drop-out rate of people trying to become pharmacists like 70%? I'm not sure on the # so don't quote me on that, i've just heard it's high.
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lefarce at 7:41PM, Feb. 13, 2009
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I don't even bother to ask girls what they're studying for anymore, NURSE NURSE NURSE~
It's like we've gone back in time…

It's mostly because there is a massive shortage on nurses nation-wide and it's where the money is at. Also some people just like to HELP. I almost took up radiology until I reasoned that the last thing I should do is take pictures INSIDE someone's head. :3

 
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Red Slayer at 10:06PM, Feb. 13, 2009
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Hmmph…unlike those fools i have no life aspirations or goals B)
“Living la vida.”
“Living la vida how?”
“Nothing, just living.”
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lastcall at 8:32AM, Feb. 14, 2009
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I'm living every day regretting my chosen degree while searching for jobs I can't find or can't get.

Same here…what was I thinking? A BFA in Art? Did I really waste hundreds of thousands of dollars to get that? I wish I had a time machine right now…

And what sucks is that now, I don't have the time or money to go back to college and get another degree. Who has time to do something like that while working a 40-hour work week? Even if one took evening classes, there's no time to do homework and projects.

…But at least I have a job. I know a lot of people who don't and I'm grateful I'm not one of them. I was unemployed for three months after moving to another state four years ago, and it was pure hell.

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highspeedcomics at 2:39PM, Feb. 14, 2009
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Same here…what was I thinking? A BFA in Art? Did I really waste hundreds of thousands of dollars to get that? I wish I had a time machine right now…
Hundreds of thousands? Where the heck did you go to school?!
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lastcall at 2:53PM, Feb. 14, 2009
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Hundreds of thousands? Where the heck did you go to school?!

The school of EVIL! RUUUUN! ;)
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Backstaber at 4:08PM, Feb. 14, 2009
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Six Flags has plenty of Career opportunities!
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lastcall at 4:36PM, Feb. 14, 2009
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Six Flags has plenty of Career opportunities!

True, as does McDonald's and your local 7-11…but minimum wage sure as heck doesn't pay for a mortgage, let alone simple utility bills. ;) And those kinds of jobs aren't exactly resume builders….good for high school kids, though. My first job was a cashier at Arby's my senior year of high school. I liked it because I got free fries. lol!
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Backstaber at 4:47PM, Feb. 14, 2009
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Doh, forgot my Sarcasm tags! XD

I've been lucky there, first job ever. First year wasn't bad, and I was offered a management position for my second year. (shocking for me) Now heading into my third year with pay that isn't that bad for someone in College.
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anise shaw at 11:51PM, Feb. 15, 2009
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I don't even bother to ask girls what they're studying for anymore, NURSE NURSE NURSE~
It's like we've gone back in time…

It's mostly because there is a massive shortage on nurses nation-wide and it's where the money is at. Also some people just like to HELP. I almost took up radiology until I reasoned that the last thing I should do is take pictures INSIDE someone's head. :3

Not to mention, in the US, people PAY for their healthcare. When you work for companies and hospitals that make a profit off of sickness, they can afford to pay their workers insane amounts of money.

If you got the cash, go back to school. Now's the best time to do it. This recession/depression won't last forever, so look for the opportunities that fit the time.
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vexx78 at 5:58PM, Feb. 16, 2009
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I wonder if being a Psychiatrist is part of the healthcare industry that is growing or is it just physical health that's flourishing. Any thoughts?
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SeriousQuiche at 7:18PM, Feb. 16, 2009
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I'm double majoring in Graphic Design and English. If that doesn't get me some sort of job…I'll just wallow in my cardboard box. My parents tried to get me to go into accounting…I ran away screaming and grabbed the nearest pencil and started drawing.

I've got a couple more years of school, so hopefully things will be a little better by then.
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Stickfodder at 6:28PM, Feb. 17, 2009
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…(If you want to actually eat, don't do what you love. Do what you have to. Otherwise, live with your parents and live on dreams and air.)…

Yeah I seem to be doing that unintentionally. I had been a Temp but the agency I was working for just stopped calling me and when I called them I was told that they just didn't have any jobs.:[ So now I just spend my day's applying for jobs, cleaning my mom's house and exercising. Once I get into good shape I'm just going to go join the Air Force. If I'm lucky I may get some sort of job training that I can actually use in the real world but if not I'll just make a career in the military.
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lastcall at 6:33PM, Feb. 17, 2009
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I'm double majoring in Graphic Design and English.

Well as far as I am aware, people are always looking for graphic designers. ….And especially Web Designers. I really need to sit down and read the HTML & Web Design for Dummies book that's collecting dust on my shelf…

And I think you can get into the journalism field with English, not to mention publishing houses, working as an Editor. Although I work at a publishing house and my degree was in Animation, so…there ya go. ;)
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nevetsforever at 2:02PM, Feb. 27, 2009
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One of the biggest job creation areas is personal trainers - as the US gets fatter and lazier many are more willing to spend money on personal training.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos296.htm

Of course, you'd have to become one of those gym-folks. And once you become a gym-folk, you can't become anything else.
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Cthulhu at 2:12PM, Feb. 27, 2009
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One job that appears to be safe is telling people they're fired.
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Senshuu at 1:59AM, Feb. 28, 2009
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I'm double majoring in Graphic Design and English.

Well as far as I am aware, people are always looking for graphic designers. ….And especially Web Designers. I really need to sit down and read the HTML & Web Design for Dummies book that's collecting dust on my shelf…

They are, unless you don't have experience. Then you're just screwed.
My design friends and I are practically giving away free work just to fill our portfolios… (Or turning to teaching jobs)

Web design's looking up, at least.
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