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// The easy answer is computers. Learn to document software. My own
// subspecialty is telecommunications and that has been as hot as a
// $2 pistol for the last 10 years and will be for a few more. Creating
// Windows Help files and multimedia are also hot right now, as well as
// computer based training. But there are plenty of other good
// specialties. Maybe some of the other respondents can add to the list.
During the last five years the aerospace industry has been fairly slow,
but te good news is that in the next couple of years, there should be a turn
around. You might consider preparing yourself for this if your interested.
Best of Luck
paul -dot- cheverie -at- canada -dot- cdev -dot- com