U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the 2017 Best Jobs. The new rankings offer a look at the year's best jobs across 15 categories – from best-paying jobs to diverse sectors like business and technology – to help job seekers at every level achieve their career goals. The rankings take into account the most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary.
Health care jobs dominate the 2017 rankings, with 52 of the 100 Best Jobs in health-related fields. Dentist ranks as the Best Job overall, followed by nurse practitioner at No. 2 and physician assistant at No. 3. The majority of the Best-Paying Jobs are also in health care, with anesthesiologist topping the list, followed by surgeon at No. 2 and oral and maxillofacial surgeon at No. 3.
"Almost every type of company is hiring people to collect, analyze and provide insights on data to improve their operations," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer. "These roles – along with technology positions – are going to be important to almost any business in the future."
The 2017 Best Jobs rankings offer job seekers detailed information on training and education requirements, median salary and job satisfaction across diverse sectors, including social services, education, construction and creative and media. For individuals interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and math, also known as the STEM fields, U.S. News also compiles the Best STEM Jobs.
To calculate Best Jobs, U.S. News draws data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand. Jobs are then scored using seven component measures: 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance. For more information about the methodology, please click here.
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2017 U.S. News Best Jobs Rankings
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