15. Interpreters and translators
Projected increase in 2020: 42.2 percent
Number employed in 2010: 58,400
Median pay in 2010: $43,300
Education/training: Although a bachelor’s degree is often required for jobs, majoring in a language is not always necessary.
Job outlook: Demand will remain strong for translators of frequently translated languages, such as Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.