As America's baby boomers begin to reach the twilight of their lives and spending on care increases, health professions are expected to be among the fastest growing. As people live longer, they'll need more drugs, better equipment, and closer attention. "Anyone that’s looking for a sure career [should look at] any area in health care," says Pat Schwallie-Giddis, chair of the George Washington University department of counseling/human and organizational studies. Registered nursing in particular has a bright outlook, with the BLS projecting 22 percent growth between 2008 and 2018. And unlike becoming a doctor, it requires only a bachelor's or associate's degree to be an R.N.