- The U.S. News & World Report released its 2016 list of "100 Best Jobs" and out of the top 20 jobs, calculated from seven component measures, 15 are related to healthcare.
- According to the list, orthodontics is the best job for the first time this year, followed by dentistry, and computer system analytics.
- Overall, the median salary for the jobs listed is $79,642, and the average unemployment rate is 2.5%, Fox Business reported.
"Good jobs are those that pay well, challenge us, are a good match for our talents and skills, aren't too stressful, offer room to advance and provide a satisfying work-life balance," the U.S. News & World Report stated.
Jobs received a score between 0 and 10 for each of seven measures: Median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. The jobs were ranked according to their ability to offer a mix of these measures.
To determine which jobs would be analyzed and included in the rankings, U.S. News used data on jobs with the greatest hiring demand, or the highest projected number of openings from 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The top five jobs on the list are:
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Nurse Anesthetist
- Physician Assistant