100 Best Jobs for 2017

By US News & World Reports. Special for  USDR.

“Health care jobs often require a human element, so they can’t be exported or entirely replaced by robots – at least not yet,” said Susannah Snider, personal finance editor at U.S. News. “Continued growth in the health care sector, low unemployment rates and high salaries make these jobs especially desirable. Plus, individuals can pursue a range of health care positions that require varying levels of skill and  education.”

Statistician (No. 4) and mathematician (No. 20) also make this year’s list of the Best Jobs, in large part due to the explosion of data and use of advanced analytics to solve problems across  sectors.

“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
*See the full list of the Best Jobs  here.

100 Best Jobs

1.       Dentist

2.       Nurse Practitioner

3.       Physician Assistant

4.       Statistician

5.       Orthodontist

Best-Paying Jobs

1.       Anesthesiologist

2.       Surgeon

3.       Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

4.       Obstetrician and Gynecologist

5.       Orthodontist

Best Health Care Jobs

1.       Dentist

2.       Nurse Practitioner

3.       Physician Assistant

4.       Orthodontist

5.       Nurse Anesthetist

Best Business Jobs

1.       Statistician

2.       Mathematician

3.       Financial Advisor

4.       Actuary

5.       Operations Research Analyst

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