Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
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2. Home health aides
Projected increase in 2020: 69.4 percent
Number employed in 2010: 1.02 million
Median pay in 2010: $20,560
Education/training: Home health aides are not required to have a high school diploma; they receive most of their training on the job from experienced aides or nurses.
Job outlook: There is a growing demand for home services among the elderly and pressure to contain health costs by moving patients home sooner. Most employers only hire on-call hourly workers and do not offer benefits.