Looking for a job that can't be outsourced and that could provide a good income for years to come? Think infrastructure. In the 21st Century, infrastructure isn't just roads, bridges, railroads, and water or sewer plants – it's high-tech electrical grids, high-speed Internet cable and wireless networks.
Several factors have come together to make now a great time to get into infrastructure jobs. One is demographic – a generation of baby boomers who've spent their careers maintaining water, sewer, and power plants are hitting retirement age. Another issue is America's longtime habit of deferring maintenance on its roads, bridges and other infrastructure systems, says executive recruiter Stephen Hinton of Hinton Human Capital in Atlanta.