Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
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Projected increase in 2020: 35.9 percent
Number employed in 2010: 61,400
Median pay in 2010: $82,040
Education/training: Veterinarians must complete a four-year post-grad program to receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Before practicing, veterinarians must also be licensed by the state.
Job outlook: Pet owners are increasingly seeking nontraditional services, such as preventative dental care. Advances in the field are also allowing veterinarians to offer procedures common for humans, including hip replacement.