Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas

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Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas

Jobs That Are Here to Stay-HotJobs.com

For U.S. businesses seeking to cut costs, outsourcing is an increasingly popular practice. Jobs initially sent offshore were mostly manufacturing jobs, but nowadays employers are taking advantage of all types of cheap labor overseas.

Here are nine jobs that are not likely to be shipped oceans away (source: U.S. Department of Labor):

Dental Assistant
It's tough to clean teeth from across the world. A career as a dental assistant usually begins with an associate's degree from an accredited college or university.

Pharmacy Technician
People take their health seriously -- that's why a certification as a pharmacy tech is not likely to be outsourced.

Fitness Professional
It's hard enough to be motivated in-person. Offshore encouragement won't cut it. A career in fitness can begin with a certificate program.

Teacher Aide
Teachers need live help to care for kids. An anonymous, off-site representative just won't cut it when it comes to educating our kids.

Auto Repair Technician
Most car troubles can't be repaired with simple, over-the-phone instructions. An auto tech studies anywhere from 6 months to 2 or more years, and will always have a steady stream of live customers.

Pet Groomer
Along the lines of a dog trainer, pet grooming just must be done in person. This is usually only a certificate program.

Plumber
This career depends fully on local workers -- plumbers definitely won't be phoning in from overseas to unclog your toilet.

Veterinary Assistant
A pet's health and happiness is of serious importance to most owners, and they won't be putting it in the hands of foreign workers. You can become a vet assistant by completing a certificate program.

Electrician
This highly technical and hands-on job simply can't be done any other way, except live and in-person

 

Krogoth note- Wow, such choices!

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Re: Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas

They forgot moonshine technician and high-speed THC provider.

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Re: Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas

And Meth labs. Because really, do you want India doing this for you?

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Re: Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas

I graduate this coming May with a degree in MIS (Management Information Systems) and I notice that information management is not on the list.

 

You should add it so I'll feel better.

 

=D

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Re: Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas

Do you live in India? If so, I can add it. I would need to make a new list called "India Jobs not in America"

 

 

 

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Re: Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas
krogoth wrote:

Do you live in India? If so, I can add it. I would need to make a new list called "India Jobs not in America"

 

 

 

 

That was a good one.

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Re: Jobs not likely to be shipped overseas

Although nursing isn't on the list and you can't outsource that.  Not to mention there is a substantial current demand for RNs and it's only expanding.

I would imagine vital healthcare would take precedent over dental hygiene during tough economic times.  

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