16. Medical secretaries
Projected increase in 2020:41.3 percent
Number employed in 2010: 508,700
Median pay in 2010: $30,530
Education/training: High school diploma. Most medical and legal secretaries must go through specialized training programs that teach them the language of the industry.
Job outlook: Above average employment growth in the health care and social assistance industry should lead to much faster than average growth.