I know three people who have lost their jobs in the last three months. All three have college degrees: one is an accountant, another an engineer and the third a systems analyst.Interestingly, these three professions rank at the top of a Wall Street Journal 200-jobs ranking.
The top 10 are: Mathematician, Actuary, Statician, Biologist, Software Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst, Historian, Sociologist, Industrial Designer and Accountant.
The 10 worst professions, as you can see do not require a formal education, but are quite physical. These jobs are: Lumberjack, Dairy Farmer, Taxi Driver, Seaman, Emergency Medical Technician, Roofer, Garbage Collector, Welder, Roustabout and Ironworker.
You can check out your job ranking or find openings in the best professions here.
These are definitely hard times, for everyone. Healthcare jobs have generally been considered recession-proof, however, in Minnesota, it seems Park Nicollet Health Services and North Memorial Health Care were working on laying people off.
The unemployment numbers for December should be out on Friday, so we’ll see how Minnesota faired.