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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Green Utilities

The last time you used the bathroom in your home, you likely triggered four different utilities. First, you turned on the lights, which required electricity. Second, you flushed the toilet, which created the need for waste removal. Then you washed your hands, which required clean water plus natural gas (or maybe electricity) to heat the water. Imagine, one simple daily act in your home bringing together electricity, waste removal, water, and heat. Multiply this act by the millions of people in the United States and it’s hard to imagine utilities would be anything but a recession-proof career. However, the fact is that most utility professions are either stagnant or declining. Consider these statistics for some of the most common ...

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