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Apr 21, 2009 | | Comments Comments Off

j0422759While 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.

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