Professions under pressure

The professions have traditionally been immune to the effects of a recession, but now all white-collar sectors have been hit by the downturn

9th October, 2010

Doctors, dentists, solicitors and other professionals have traditionally been relatively immune to recessions, but this time around most are feeling the pain as sharply as other workers.

A combination of cuts to state health schemes, reduced discretionary spending and the collapse of the property market has meant that almost all professions have been hit to some extent.

Many professionals are now being forced to leave the country or deviate from their chosen career path, despite...

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