Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2018
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30. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors
Projected increase in 2018: 29.4 percent
Number employed in 2008: 261,000
Median pay in 2008: $29,210
Education/training: Getting certified by one of the top certification organizations is becoming increasingly important, especially for personal trainers.
Job outlook: Aging baby boomers, one group that increasingly is becoming concerned with staying healthy and physically fit, will be the main driver of employment growth in fitness workers.
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