Industries to Watch: Health Care

The effects of the recession were certainly felt in all industries, including those perceived as "recession-proof" like health care. In fact, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, health care spending in 2009 grew only 4 percent, the slowest rate in 50 years. Yet despite the slight slowdown, health care is still one of the nation's most promising industries, and job opportunities should abound in the next decade.