Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
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3. Biomedical engineers
Projected increase in 2020: 61.7 percent
Number employed in 2010: 15,700
Median pay in 2010: $81,540
Education/training: A bachelor's degree in engineering is required for almost all entry-level engineering jobs.
Job outlook: The aging of the population and a growing focus on health issues will drive demand for better medical devices and equipment designed by biomedical engineers.