Challenger identifies five sectors with an especially low risk of exportation:
Health care. �You can�t go overseas to see a doctor or nurse or get physical therapy,� Challenger points out. The aging of America�s population makes health care a good long-term career bet, he adds, singling out medical transcription and nursing as two particularly hot areas.
Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
who says you can't go overseas for healthcare?
Health insurance companies here have been doing it in emergencies and are starting to do it ever more as healthcare in this country is breaking down (less capacity, higher cost and higher demand).
It's coming to the point where it's cheaper to send someone from Amsterdam to Madrid for 2 weeks for surgery now than to have him/her on a waiting list for 2 years
Originally posted by HS Thomas:
The gories of socialized medicine!
There's a story recently of a young man holidaying in Spain when he received news that his mother was very ill. He finally managed to get a flight back (via 2 airports, I think) and got home to find the ambulance hadn't even arrived.
I wonder what the cost saving was in this case.
originally posted by Natalie Kopple:
First of all, let us get rid of the cap that everyone complains about. Companies could bring as many technical workers they wanted here as long as they were willing to pay for it.
Perhaps developers will take up farming in the west or by that time perhaps they'll be cultivating the Moon.
Originally posted by Tim Holloway:
Actually food is harvested in the U.S. by people paid Third-World wages.
The Minimum Wage laws exclude agricultural workers, so they may be the only ones who don't have to worry about offshored jobs.
Nah! Another 500 - 1000 years, I'm afraid, for cultivation on another planet!