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Assessors and Appraisers
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that employment of assessors and appraisers will grow more slowly than the average for all careers through 2020. In general, assessors work in a fairly secure field. As long as governments levy property taxes, assessors will be needed to provide them with information. The real estate industry, however, is influenced dramatically by the overall health of the economy, so appraisers in real estate can expect to benefit during periods of growth and experience slowdowns during recessions and depressions.