Rule # one: Be self reliant and entrepreneurial. Besides, what makes you think an accountant's or a general surgeon's job can't be outsourced? Nothing is sacred anymore. After all, wasn't it us who initially got the ball rolling that ultimately facilitated and nurtured the climate to outsourcing in the first place?
Rule # two: Don't take anything the government publishes as factual. They can only tell you what happened--that is if there data is any good, if you use their forecasts, do so at your own peril!
First determine what you would like to do, then look for opportunities throughout the entire industry segment. Look through the trade journals--great place to start. If things look a little bleak, that should tell you something.
If you want to work in this country and don't have a MSEE or a PhD in EE, don't even bother looking for Comp HW jobs.
Most EE jobs here will be in communications and power. Consumer Electronics...? The Asians have that sewed up...and they can have it as there isn't that much money in it.
If you play guitar and appreciate tube amps...there are a lot of opportunities there. Think you have what it takes to create the next Marshall, Soldano, or Mesa? Or develop a new effect?
If you are in good physical shape and are not afraid to get your hands a little dirty, hang around and see what journeyman linemen will be making around 2011.
The key thing to remember is whatever it is you do, find a niche and be good at whatever it is your are doing...better than any of your competitors.
Degrees and stellar GPAs today doesn't mean squat these days...it is what you do in the real world that makes a difference and it will certainly reflect that in how you are compensated.