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Top Jobs Promising Double Digit Growth

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LAS VEGAS -- The national unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in October with the U.S. adding 171,000 jobs last month.

For those looking for work, the medical field is listed as the fastest growing industry, according to CNN Money, which compiled the data from Payscale.com.

In an ever-changing economy, the fastest growing jobs offer the most opportunity.

First on the list are home care nurses. Registered nurse Nichole Scarnati cares for the elderly at Creekside Hospice.

"I get to … help people be comfortable in their last days," she said. "It's very rewarding."

Scarnati started volunteering as a teenager and fell in love with the young-at-heart.

"My grandmother used to work at a nursing home," she said. "She'd roll hair, she still does; she's still kicking. She's a firecracker, but I would go there and help roll hair sometimes and when I was about 14 or 15 I started making beds as a candy striper."

Home care nursing positions are expected to grow 70 percent over the next 10 years.

Also on the list of the fastest growing jobs: convention planners, such as James Nelson of Destinations by Design.

"We're able to watch people enjoy Las Vegas in all of it's entirety from Red Rock Canyon to Hoover Dam and everything in between," he said.

The career is expected to grow by more than 40 percent in the next 10 years. Conventions, events and shows made a $6.3 billion impact last year alone, employing 58,000 people.

The list also includes a marketing consultant and family therapist, both expected to grow 41 percent.

Physical therapist and veterinarian claim a 30 percent growth.

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