12. Financial analysts
Projected increase in 2016: 33.8 percent
Number employed in 2006: 221,000
Median pay in 2006: $77,280
Education/training: Financial analysts are required to have a bachelor's or master's degree.
Job outlook: As the financial industry grows in size and complexity, so will the demand for analysts, particularly at mutual funds.
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(Globe Staff/George Rizer)