This is something we hear a lot, so to be clear: There are no more “safe” industries. It’s impossible to train for something and be guaranteed a job for life. Companies change and so do we, which is why you don’t need to be threatened by future trends in your industry. The industry isn’t what’s made you successful — you are.
Even within a “secure” industry, technology and the state of our economies change so much that your field could be decimated within the span of your career. (Case in point: magazine publishing)
Or the skills that got you the job are not the ones that can keep you the job. An IT professional, for example, has a very different role today than she might have had 20 years ago. The same is true for engineering, nursing, and banking, (just to name a few.) In fact, we’d bet there isn’t a single industry that hasn’t experienced some kind of massive change which has caused instability for its employees.
True job security comes when we have a firm handle on our skills and talents and know how to deploy them in multiple industries. The real safety comes from knowing what matters to us, and making decisions accordingly. Only then are we guaranteed to be able to respond no matter what life throws us.