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12/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

10 Careers That Aren't Going Away (Despite The Economy)

The economy sucks. I know, I know, you already knew that. There have been lay-offs, salary freezes and budget cuts and if you didn't know what a recession was two years ago, you sure do now. But did you know that while some careers are plummeting, others are actually defying the odds and thriving? Yeah, me either.

At the end of last year, U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of America's best careers for 2010 based upon the Labor Department's brand-new job growth projections for 2008 to 2018. Included in this list of 50 jobs are careers that offer the best opportunities for employment, earn above-average medium incomes and most importantly, are likely to stick around for a while even when some jobs will not. From plumbers to funeral directors, certain unexpected job areas have managed to flourish. While you may not envision directing funerals anywhere in your near future, Her Campus presents to you our top 10 picks for jobs that aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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