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Dental Hygienist
Median Salary: $68,250
Projected Growth Rate: 38%
Jobs Projected 2020:  250,300

What they do:

If you’ve been to the dentist you know that it’s not only the dentist who works on your teeth.  The person who helps set up, takes down your patient record and shine and polish your teeth is usually the dental hygienist!  Dental hygienists work closely with dentists in dentist offices to provide complete care for patient’s teeth.  They often perform a variety of tasks such as inspecting patient’s gums and informing patients on oral health.



Veterinary Technologists
Median Salary: $29,710
Projected Growth Rate: 52%
Jobs Projected 2020:  121,900

What they do:

Are you an animal lover?  Do you feel a special connection with pets and animals of all kind?  Veterinary Technologist may be right up your alley.  Veterinary Technologists work closely with Veterinarians to help treat animals.  While, the one major danger of this job is scratches from weary pets, the satisfaction of helping sick and defenseless animals may more than make up for it.  Veterinary Technologists specialize in performing medical tests on animals to help diagnose them.


Physical Therapist Assistants & Aides
Median Salary: $37,710
Projected Growth Rate: 45%
Jobs Projected 2020:  119,500

What they do:

This job is perfect for those that enjoy acting as a facilitator to help others improve themselves.  Physical Therapist Assistant & Aides work directly under physical therapist to implement their instructions to help patients recovering from injuries or surgeries regain movement.  Physical Therapist aides must be able to instruct and encourage patients as they perform their exercises—and are able to reap the meaningful reward of seeing first hand their patients progress.