In 2008, there were approximately 410,000 debt collecting jobs in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. The daily life of a debt collector (or skip tracer) relies on tracking down people with debt via phone. Skip tracing is a difficult but necessary aspect of debt collection. Any business owner may want to seek guidance before enduring this process on his or her own, yet advances in modern technology has made skip tracing easier to handle. Alex Price is a skiptracer with more than 25 years of experience, and in 2006, he joined an information solutions company seeking a master in the field of debt collection, Auto Remarketing reports. "In this turbulent economy, we all want to be more profitable and cost effective," he told the news source. “[My program] provides a full-training class for you to learn the next generation in prequalification, collections and skip-tracing methods." Price offers a course online that instructs skip tracers and business people on effective strategies to acquiring debts. He maintains skip tracing methods, while taking advantage of today's globally connected network.