Best careers to have in a recession

We took the Bureau of Labor Statistics' list of 30 occupations expected to grow fastest over the next decade, then asked compensation experts PayScale to identify the 10 white-collar jobs among them with the best combination of high pay and high security.

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JOB GROWTH RATE GROWTH* MEDIAN COMP WHY IT’S SECURE
Financial adviser 41% $74,000 As boomers retire, they’ll need financial hand-holding.
Software program manager 29% $103,000 Someone has to prevent complex systems from going kerflooey.
Database administrator 29% $77,000 See above. It’s good to be a computer nerd.
Physical therapist 27% $67,000 The baby boomers’ backs and knees aren’t getting any younger.
Physician assistant 27% $84,000 Managed-care companies love PAs: They’re cheaper than docs.
Environmental specialist 25% $53,000 Ever heard of global warming?
Hydrologist 24% $59,600 Water is in short supply. People get thirsty. Enough said.
College professor 23% $79,000 It’s Econ 101: Demand for schooling is growing.
Certified public accountant 18% $64,000 Thank complex tax codes and audit-hungry regulators.
Teacher 12% $48,000 Try to get fired from this union job. Just try.
Note* Projected growth in jobs between 2006 and 2016. Sources: BLS data, PayScale.com.
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