High-Tech Jobs Ranks pretty high...

Recession-Proof Jobs
A new report shows that tech-related positions are safe bets right now, especially software developer. But sales is solid, too

by Albert Sun

These are tough times for job seekers. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady in June at 5.5%, the highest rate since October 2004. The outlook is especially bleak in residential construction and automobiles, and for workers without a college degree.

But there are employment bright spots, particularly in technology, according to a new report by job listings company Jobfox. Tech-related jobs figure prominently on Jobfox's list of 20 "recession-proof" occupations. Among the most sought-after positions are software developer, which ranked No. 2; system administrator, who manages increasingly complex corporate networks, at No. 6; and quality-assurance tester, who designs automated processes for testing products, at No. 12. Technology executive, particularly chief technology officer, was ranked No. 16.

Read the full article here > http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jul2008/tc20080717_8...

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