I live in Los Angeles and work as an inspector. I've been a helper on jobs growing up but never paid much attention to the economy and it's effects on the job market. I'm fairly young (27) and from what all the older guys tell me it's as hot as it's ever been. Work is consistent, things are good and everyone is making money at least from where im seeing. My question for you older guys, in your opinion how long will this last? Is it always cyclical? How to insure I'll be okay even in a down turn?