by Carol Tice,


With the economy shrinking, many job-hunters are looking for a new career that pays well — and they need to find one that’s not going to disappear.

Robin Ryan, career coach and author of "60 Seconds and You’re Hired," says, "I look at where you can make good money, where employers are looking for people and saying they can’t find them."

Below are the careers that are forecast for strong growth over the next decade, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections through 2016.

Ryan notes that the federal growth forecasts are a few years old, and some fields are undergoing rapid change. Be on the lookout for emerging opportunities, especially those that involve Internet skills. With the cost of education soaring, we asked our experts to focus primarily on careers you can get started in without a four-year degree.


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