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10. Plumber

Median Salary: $47,186

Same deal for plumbers – doesn’t require a college degree and a ton of baby boomer plumbers retiring makes for a sweet outlook for the plumbing profession.

Not to mention, no matter what happens in a recession or down economy, most people know very little about plumbing and will still need to call in a professional to fix that leak or repair a pipe. Plus, when the economy and housing market start to come back, there will be master baths and new kitchens to build!

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