While many industries are struggling in the current economy, there are some that are doing well and growing, according to Sageworks, which provides private company financial information.. Below is a list of five sectors that have remained financially stable and show profit growth greater than 17% and sales growth greater than 4,5% over the last 12 months. These might be good industries for job seekers to check out:
Industry: Accounting & Tax Service Firms
Net profit % change: 20.9%
Sales % change: 10.9%
What they do: Work with businesses and individuals to provide auditing of accounting records, financial and budget consulting, and to prepare financial statements and tax returns.
Industry: Specialized Freight Trucking Companies
Net profit % change: 20.8%
Sales % change: 6.8%
What they do: Provide local or long-distance trucking using special equipment, such as flat-beds, tankers, or refrigerated trailers.
Industry: Offices of other health practitioners
Net profit % change: 19.5%
Sales % change: 10%
What they do: These are offices of chiropractors, mental-health practitioners, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Industry: Offices of dentists
Net profit % change: 19.3%
Sales % change: 7,8%
What they do: Provide dental services; cleanings, fillings, crowns, etc.
Industry: Beer, Wine and Liquor Wholesalers
Net profit % change: 17.9%
Sales % change: 4.7%
What they do: Distribute beer, wine and liquor to retail stores, restaurants and bars.