Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
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8. Physical therapist assistants
Projected increase in 2020: 45.7 percent
Number employed in 2010: 67,400
Median pay in 2010: $49,960
Education/training: Physical therapist assistants are required by law to hold an associate degree.
Job outlook: Changes to restrictions on reimbursement for physical therapy services by third-party payers will increase patient access to services and, thus, increase demand.