This is a thought that has been on my mind lately, because as of Jan 5, 2009, I joined the 568,000 persons where were laid off work in the month of January 2009.
Maybe there is a future in alternative energy? The news sources keep putting that thought out there. Its a new horizon, so I'm not even sure where one would start to get involved in such a career.
It would also be a small career change. I was once a mechanical draftsman, then a programmer. It would not be a far stretch to get involved with another math and science related field.