Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
13. Physical therapist aides
Projected increase in 2020: 43.1 percent
Number employed in 2010: 47,000
Median pay in 2010: $23,680
Education/training: Physical therapist aides are not licensed and do not require higher education, though a high school diploma is usually required. Training is completed on the job.
Job outlook: Long term, this occupation will be in demand because the number of people with disabilities or limited function is expected to grow.