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Recession Proof Your Career

Jun 15, 2015 03:55AM, Published by Family Features, Categories: Family Features Lifestyle, Family Features



(Family Features) Economists predict we are in for another recession, some say as soon as next year. Is your job recession proof?

A study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that baby boomers held 11.7 jobs from age 18 to 48. Whether because of a recession or job dissatisfaction, baby boomers tend to spend less time at one job the older they get.

If you are thinking of switching to a new job or career, be sure to do your research. First find out whether a career has growth potential, is stagnant or is dying a slow death. There’s no use putting effort into landing a particular job today if it is likely the position won’t exist two or three years down the line.

The bureau’s latest report on the employment situation, published earlier this year, shows the highest job gains occurred in health care, food services and drinking establishments, professional and business services, construction, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in other major industries, including wholesale trade, information, financial activities and government, showed little change.

Take Stock of Your Skills
Once you’ve narrowed down your industry based on future growth, take stock of your skills. Suppose you are an accountant looking to transition to a career in healthcare. While you might not be aware of all the ins and outs common to your newly chosen career path, the special skills you’ve sharpened from years of accounting can help.

You don’t have to be a doctor to take advantage of the growing healthcare industry that now stands at 18 percent of GDP and continues to grow. The healthcare sector is rapidly evolving. Consumers are looking to play a more active role in managing their care. Everyone is trying to be healthier, and boomers are seeking affordable solutions to help them maintain an active, pain-free lifestyle. Consumers from all walks of life and of all ages are embracing alternative ways to treat and prevent pain and promote overall health and wellness.

The skillsets acquired from former professions, such as accounting, can aid in the management of health-related new business opportunities, such as franchises. The Joint Chiropractic — a franchise model that provides affordable quality healthcare to local communities — is perfect for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking for the benefits that come with working for yourself, but not by yourself.

While no one can guarantee a “recession-proof” career, there are some that may survive an economic crisis better than others. Even when the economy suffers, people continue to require medical treatment, which is why healthcare is now a $3 trillion industry that continues to grow.

Growth of Franchise Jobs
Franchises create jobs faster than other businesses. Franchise job growth is expected to climb at a faster pace than the rest of the economy for the fifth consecutive year, according to The Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2015, by the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation and IHS Economics. Franchise businesses will add 247,000 new jobs this year, totaling nearly nine million jobs. That is in addition to the 235,000 franchise jobs that were added in 2014.

The Joint Chiropractic is one classic example of a franchise business with a simple, proven operating model of clinics that are quick to open with attractive economics. The national healthcare franchisor is actively seeking to award new franchise licenses in several states, including Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Alabama, Ohio, California and New Mexico. For more information on franchise opportunities, visit www.thejoint.com/franchise.

Mid-life Career Switch
James Adelman built a successful career over many years selling high-end real estate in Arizona. When the bottom of the real estate market dropped out in 2008, Adelman suddenly found himself with a choice to make. He could either hang on and wait for the market to come back, or he could look for other opportunities where he could apply the marketing insight and people skills he had acquired through the years to an area that was still growing.

Never one to wait patiently on the sidelines, Adelman opted for the latter. After doing his research, he concluded that the $12 billion dollar chiropractic industry was the sector to be in. One opportunity in particular stood out — The Joint Chiropractic, a national healthcare franchise of private pay chiropractic clinics.

In 2011, Adelman opened his first two clinics in Utah; this year, he will open two more in California. He taps into the techniques he learned while selling real estate — such as how to select the right location, how to enhance curb appeal to draw the curious into his clinics, and how to become a part of the fabric of a community to help build visibility and referrals. Today, Adelman’s first clinic, The Joint Sugar House in Salt Lake City, is one of the most profitable in the system.

His story is a great example of the strong American entrepreneurial spirit, and one that can inspire others to think beyond where they are and what they know today in order to achieve future success.

From Law Enforcement to Healthcare Entrepreneur
When Paul Trindel first joined the Greensboro, N.C., police department in 2000, his main reason was a desire to protect and give something back to the local community. It was this same type of compassion that led him into the world of franchising — first with an ice cream specialty restaurant, and then with The Joint, a chiropractic clinic.

Of course, juggling two demanding careers is often a challenge. But its ease of operation is what makes The Joint a smart choice for a busy entrepreneur. Unlike a restaurant franchise, where owners have to schedule and manage 25 to 50 high school and college-age workers, Trindel points out that with The Joint you’re working with a handful of professionals limited to the chiropractors and wellness coordinators. In addition, patient files and documents are electronic, streamlining operations and facilitating patients’ ability to visit clinics across the U.S.

Trindel opened his first clinic in Greensboro in December 2012. It wasn’t an instant success — healthcare isn’t something people just sample on a whim like ice cream. But a combination of the tremendous people skills Trindel acquired as a police officer, great patient references and some savvy digital marketing now has the Greensboro clinic thriving. It is currently seeing 1,200 patients per month, and that number continues to grow month over month.

While Trindel views The Joint as a great business opportunity, what is most important is that he has found another way to provide value to the residents in his community. That, he says, is the real key to success in any business.

Visit the bureau’s official website (www.BLS.gov) to access job growth projections for the next few years in your chosen field.

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  • Bourbon Street Brunch

    10/01/2017
    09:00AM — 01:00PM

    Join us on historic Boubon Street every Sunday for a unique brunch buffet! Enjoy all your favorit...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/01/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Harvest of the Acorn Moon Festival

    10/01/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Celebrate autumn’s arrival with the Forest Preserve District! Join us for pumpkin painting, games...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/01/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • This field class will begin with an introduction to basic plant morphology needed for tree identi...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/02/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • St. Therese Feast Day Mass

    10/02/2017
    11:30AM — 01:00PM

    Come celebrate the 120th anniversary of St. Therese of Lisieux's entrance into heaven! Feast ...


  • St. Therese Feast Day Mass

    10/02/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Come celebrate the 120th anniversary of St. Therese of Lisieux's entrance into heaven! Feast ...


  • Tri-Cities Exchange Club Breakfast

    10/03/2017
    07:00AM — 08:00AM

    Every Tuesday morning, 7-8am, men and women meet for breakfast at Colonial Cafe on Randall Road, ...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/03/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Wednesday Walking Club

    10/04/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    Wednesdays, April 5–October 25, 8–9 AM Free drop-in program for all ages Get fit the old-fashio...


  • Wednesday Walking Club

    10/04/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    Wednesdays, April 5–October 25, 8–9 AM Free drop-in program for all ages Get fit the old-fashio...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/04/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Learn from the Experts: Fall Tree Identification

    10/04/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    This field class will begin with an introduction to basic plant morphology needed for tree identi...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/04/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/04/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • NUHS Massage Therapy Info Session

    10/04/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Are you wondering whether a career in massage therapy is right for you? Explore our Massage Thera...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Nature Tykes (for 3 year olds)

    10/05/2017
    09:30AM — 10:30AM

    In this program, for 3-year olds and their parents, grandparents or guardians, we’ll explore the ...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/05/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Senior Stroll

    10/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Seniors are invited to join District naturalists each month on a leisurely stroll through a Kane ...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/05/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Little Naturalists

    10/05/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    In this hour-long program for 4-5-year olds, children will discover the wonders of nature through...


  • The Holmstad Helping Hearts

    10/05/2017
    01:30PM — 02:30PM

    Findings from an Alzheimer's Association survey released in June 2017 show that while people over...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/05/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • A cooperative program between the Town and Country Library and the Kane County Genealogical Society.


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/05/2017
    08:00PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Breakfast for a Cause

    10/06/2017
    07:30AM — 09:00AM

    Please join us for breakfast, fellowship and our program: Moving Up From Poverty: Three Steps Fo...


  • Moms Connect

    10/06/2017
    09:00AM — 10:15AM

    St. John Lutheran Church at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, IL will sponsor a new Bible-based s...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/06/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Story Time at Creek Bend Nature Center

    10/06/2017
    10:30AM — 11:00AM

    Treat your child to Story Times at Creek Bend Nature Center. This popular program series is for c...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/06/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • FREE Monthly Family Story Time

    10/06/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30AM

    Join us for this month's free Story Time featuring a spring theme. Spots are filling up quickly. ...


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/06/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • I Love A Piano

    10/06/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    ESO favorites Rich Ridenour, piano and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, will bring the house down with ...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/06/2017
    08:00PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Live Entertainment: DJ

    10/06/2017
    09:00PM — 11:55PM

    Join us on historic Bourbon Street in Jambalaya at Pheasant Run Resort every Friday for live ente...


  • Women's Fellowship Breakfast

    10/07/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    St. John Lutheran Church at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, IL will host a Women’s Fellowship B...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/07/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/07/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/07/2017
    03:00PM — 05:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/07/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/07/2017
    07:30PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • I Love A Piano

    10/07/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    ESO favorites Rich Ridenour, piano and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, will bring the house down with ...


  • Live Music

    10/07/2017
    09:00PM — 11:55PM

    Join us on historic Bourbon Street in Jambalaya at Pheasant Run Resort for live bands every Satur...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    10/07/2017
    09:45PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Bourbon Street Brunch

    10/08/2017
    09:00AM — 01:00PM

    Join us on historic Boubon Street every Sunday for a unique brunch buffet! Enjoy all your favorit...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    10/08/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Million Dollar Quartet

    10/08/2017
    01:30PM

    Paramount Theatre's rollicking 2017-18 Broadway Series opener is Million Dollar Quartet, the wild...


  • I Love A Piano

    10/08/2017
    02:30PM — 04:30PM

    ESO favorites Rich Ridenour, piano and Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, will bring the house down with ...


  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens

    10/08/2017
    03:00PM — 05:00PM

    This darkly funny farce pits the eternal battle of pure evil against innocent fuzzy goodness. Dr....


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/09/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • Tri-Cities Exchange Club Breakfast

    10/10/2017
    07:00AM — 08:00AM

    Every Tuesday morning, 7-8am, men and women meet for breakfast at Colonial Cafe on Randall Road, ...


  • Sculpture on the Prairie

    10/10/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center is proud to annouce it's first Sculpture on the Prarie exhibit. E...


  • Family Talk

    10/10/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    Finding an ancestor's town of origin can be exciting. Once this piece of information is found, on...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


  • First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present the Worl...


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