Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
11. Diagnostic medical sonographers
Projected increase in 2020: 43.5 percent
Number employed in 2010: 53,700
Median pay in 2010: $64,380
Education/training: Registration and associate's degree required.
Job outlook: Ultrasound imaging technology is expected to evolve rapidly and spawn many new sonography procedures, enabling sonographers to scan and image areas of the body where ultrasound has not traditionally been used.