According to U.S. News & World Report, occupations in health care are promising due to a combination of high salaries and low unemployment rates.
Health care jobs took 44 of the 100 spots in the best jobs ranking and the majority of the best-paying jobs in that ranking, officials said.
“Health care occupations continue to dominate the U.S. News 2019 Best Jobs rankings, with demand in the field highest for workers to fill roles such as nurse practitioner, physician assistant and physical therapist,” Rebecca Koenig, careers reporter at U.S. News, said in a statement.
“That’s good news for students and career changers because it takes less school time and tuition money to prepare for those positions than it does to become a physician or surgeon.”
All 25 of the jobs pay an annual salary of more than $100,000. They include software developer; statistician; physician Assistant; dentist; nurse anesthetist; orthodontist; nurse practitioner; pediatrician; obstetrician/gynecologist; oral and maxillofacial surgeon; physician; prosthodontist; occupational therapist; anesthesiologist; surgeon; nurse midwife; mathematician; cartographer; registered nurse; physical therapist; clinical laboratory technician; podiatrist; spech-language pathologist; accountant; and financial manager.
In addition to its ranking of the best-paying jobs, U.S. News also ranked the overall best 100 jobs, which includes positions like software developer, dentist, mathematician and speech language pathologist, among others.
To come up with the best jobs ranking, U.S. News draws data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to look for jobs with the greatest hiring demand, officials said. It then looked at items like median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, future job prospects, stress levels and work-life balance.