Interesting tidbit: Women are better off in recessions

Interesting tidbit: Women are better off in recessions

Does gender affect job security?
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May 05, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

The facts don't lie: Fewer women than men are being let go from their jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the February unemployment rate for women 25 and older was 7 percent. For men, respectively, it was 8.8 percent. Never, in the 61 years BLS has monitored the data, has there been such a disparity. But does gender really play a part in job security? Yes and no.

While no job is completely recession-proof, there is a hierarchy. Careers that provide necessities, such as education and healthcare, are more resilient to a down economy, whereas industries such as construction or manufacturing are less so according to a Yahoo! hotjobs story. It just so happens that women are concentrated in the recession-resistant careers, says Laurence Shatkin, career information expert and author of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs, while men seem to dominate more vulnerable jobs.

Another possibility for the discrepancy is attitude. In the same hotjobs story, J.T. O’Donnell, a New Hampshire-based career strategist and founder of Careerealism.com, says women are more likely to be flexible when it comes to work. Plus, they tend to focus on building relationships—an essential for keeping clients in a slow economy.

Regardless of your sex, you can increase your job security. You've already done the first step by picking a career in veterinary healthcare. Now all you need to do is continue to focus on your client relations.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.