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When a recession hits, many people immediately begin to worry about their jobs -- and with good reason. Recessions usually mean mass layoffs, fewer jobs, more competition for jobs, and less job security. But some careers are safer than others.

Several websites, including Glassdoor, have compiled lists of jobs that are expected to survive the next economic downturn. Every list is a little different, but there are some professions that continuously showed up. Here are five of those careers.

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I struggle to write about this subject because it might suggest that there are special strategies to keep your job during a recession. I personally believe excellent work ethics helps you keep your job during the economic downturn. Those very strategies will also help you move up the corporate ladder in good times. Regardless of the economic climate, one should always practice good work ethics. If I have to choose, these will the few things that will help in keeping your job during a recession.

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