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Old 09-21-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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What are the 5 most lucrative, get-rich careers in the next 10 years?
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Emerald City
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-shoot someone and become a rap star

-screw studying and just play sports....preferably baseball, basketball, or football

-smuggle things across the border

-sell extasy to club going idiots

-learn how to hack large corporations
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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*that won't get you in trouble with the law
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Pretty much anything to do with aging baby boomers ... which is why I chose a healthcare career.

Granted ... it won't make me rich but, I'll be able to retire comfortably.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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To be absolutely honest, I can't think of any legitimate ventures. With the current atmosphere, I would rule out stocks and shares. Sticking the money in a high interest bank account may be cheating, or is it? The trick is to watch the bank you invest in and if anything happened you have to act to get your money out. Doing all manner of small income gains and banking it will get you a lot in the future.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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dentistry, veterinarians, own your own business in something else (fence company or other home improvement business) - as the economy gets bad, people "nest or cocoon" and fix up their houses and obviously healthcare is always good. and veterinarians have always done well and people love their pets (at least most).
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:33 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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own your own business in something else (fence company or other home improvement business)
This is the best advice. Invest in yourself, both in terms of your own education (including self-directed study) and your own business. Only high taxation, like in most of Europe, could close that avenue.

Otherwise you have to rise to the top at some corporation or government bureaucracy (set to proliferate).

You could also visit the Department of Labor website, it should have sections on the outlook for various occupations.

Good luck!
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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own your own business in something else (fence company or other home improvement business) - as the economy gets bad, people "nest or cocoon" and fix up their houses
Actually, that business is WAY down with the recession ... those businesses do well during the boom cycles, not the down cycles.

When people are losing their homes in large numbers, they tend NOT to fix them up.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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guess everyone reads different things
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Bankruptcy lawyer. Going to be lots of that going around.
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