Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
10. Meeting, convention, and event planners
Projected increase in 2020: 43.7 percent
Number employed in 2010: 71,600
Median pay in 2010: $45,260
Education/training: Many employers prefer applicants who have a bachelor's degree, but this is not always required.
Job outlook: Opportunities will be best for individuals with a bachelor's degree and some meeting planning experience. A Certified Meeting Professional, or CMP, accreditation is also viewed favorably by potential employers.