Whose job is most vulnerable?

A new study rates the vulnerability of different occupations to offshore outsourcing.

The Dallas Morning News carries the findings of a new study listing the occupations most vulnerable to being outsourced.

"Myths and Realities of Globalization," compiled by Lori Kletzer of the economics department at the University of California at Santa Cruz, concludes that the least vulnerable professions are in building maintenance; health-care support; education and libraries; construction and extraction; and transportation.

The positions most likely to get hit by overseas outsourcing? Military services; farm, fish and forestry; computers and mathematics; life, physical and social sciences; legal; and architecture and engineering.

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