10 booming jobs and how to get them

Demand for biomedical engineers is projected to grow a whopping 72% between 2008 and 2018. What other careers on Money and PayScale.com's list of America's best jobs will see big opportunities, and what do hiring managers look for?

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7. Employment Recruiter
Employment Recruiter
Kevin Walling says a recruiter is the face of the company.
Best Jobs rank: 58
10-year growth: 28%
Median pay: $60,000

As the economy improves and hiring picks up, employment recruiters will be in the driver's seat once again. This is particularly true at Kennametal, a metalworking tools manufacturer, where there are currently five openings for recruiters.

But getting on the company's talent acquisition team is no easy feat. "The recruiter is typically the face of the company," says Kevin Walling, vice president and chief HR office. "Having a great recruiter is a key component of Kennametal's agenda."

"The most successful candidates are the ones that understand how the role is core and critical to our strategy," he says. "This is an expertise no different from engineering; the folks that apply science and art to the process are the ones that pique my interest."

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Last updated October 11 2010: 7:56 AM ET
Note: We looked at jobs from the top 100 with the highest 10-year growth rate. When there were multiple job titles from the same category, we selected the job with the highest current total employment.
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