Want a Job With Explosive Growth Opportunities? Grab Your Biohazard Suit

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Find yourself in search of a new, more lucrative career or wanting to make some extra cash on the side? Why not take advantage of one of America's greatest scourges: Meth labs. Don't worry, we are not suggesting you go all Breaking Bad and start cooking meth. No, this job involves cleaning up meth labs after the idiots that cook there get caught—or blown up, whichever comes first.

The process of cooking meth leaves behind toxic substances that can make people very sick if they're exposed to them. Of course, not everyone is as meticulous and neat as Walter White. That's why houses where meth has been cooked need to undergo a special decontamination and cleaning process. It's sounds like unpleasant work, and it requires training and certification, but you can charge a lot of money for it. Donetta Held, CEO of Crisis Cleaning in Bloomfield, Indiana, says business is going through the roof: "It's everywhere — from a high-dollar house in downtown Indianapolis to these rural counties." Well, isn't that a cheerful thought? But she says her company has done 25 meth cleanups in the past three months. That's what we call a growth industry, and if this country is going to fall, one meth-addled face at time, you might as well be the one to profit from it. This is America, after all.

Cleaning up mess left by meth labs a profitable niche [USA Today]

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