14. Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators
Projected increase in 2016: 33.6 percent
Number employed in 2006: 9,000
Median pay in 2006: $30,470
Education/training: A certificate program is likely the highest level of education needed for this position. Training is often conducted in a casino-like atmosphere using surveillance equipment. Prior casino or security experience is preferred.
Job outlook: It's no surprise why this profession will grow through 2016; look no further than Massachusetts, which is considering building three casinos.
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