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The fastest growing jobs as of 2012, include industrial organizational psychologists, personal care aides, home health aides, insulation workers, interpreters and translaters, and diagnostic medical sonographers. Construction helpers, such as brickmasons, stonemasons and blockmasons, occupational therapists, genetic counselors, physical therapist assistants and physical therapist aides round out the list of the top 10 fastest-growing jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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Other fast-growing jobs listed by the BLS include skincare specialists, physician assistant, segmental pavers, electrician's helpers and information security analysts. Also popular were occupational therapy aides, health specialties teachers and medical secretaries. Physical therapists, orthotists and prosthetists, nurse practitioners and audiologists were all jobs that were expected to grow exponentially between 2012 and 2022.

The remaining occupations on the list of jobs with growth potential in the coming years includes dental hygienists, meeting and event planners, therapists, marketing specialists and analysts, and substance abuse counselors.

Of the top three occupations anticipated to be in the most demand, the demand for industrial organizational psychologists is expected to see a 53.4 percent increase by 2022, followed by personal care aides with a 48.8 percent increase and home health aides with a 48.5 percent increase in jobs during the 10-year projected time frame.

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