Looking for a Job? Consider the Industry That’s Dominating 2019’s Best Jobs List

Looking for a career change? Here's a great place to start.
  • U.S. News & World Report released its list of the “The 100 Best Jobs in 2019″ on Tuesday.
  • Over 70 percent of the top 25 ranking jobs are in the healthcare industry.
  • The outlook for careers in healthcare is on the rise.

If you’re looking to make a professional change in 2019, those A’s you got in chemistry, biology and math could serve you well.

U.S. News & World Report released its list of the “The 100 Best Jobs in 2019” on Jan. 8. Of the top ranking 25 jobs, 18 are in healthcare. Those positions include dentists and physicians, but lesser-known occupations such as prosthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon also made the cut. For those with the aptitude, drive and means, the outlook for careers in healthcare is on the rise.

To identify the top professions, analysts went straight to the source at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to look at the jobs with the largest projected number of openings from 2016 to 2026.

Here are the 25 highest-ranking jobs, according to the report:

1. Software Developer
2. Statistician
3. Physician Assistant
4. Dentist
5. Nurse Anesthetist
5. Orthodontist
7. Nurse Practitioner
8. Pediatrician
9. Obstetrician and Gynecologist
9. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
9. Physician
9. Prosthodontist
13. Occupational Therapist
14. Anesthesiologist
14. Surgeon
16. Nurse Midwife
17. Mathematician
18. Cartographer
19. Registered Nurse
20. Physical Therapist
21. Clinical Laboratory Technician
22. Podiatrist
23. Speech-Language Pathologist
24. Accountant
25. Financial Manager

The jobs that topped BLS’ list, some of which tied for a place, were further categorized by median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance.

Some of the best positions pay six figures — keep reading to see what the huge catch is about these jobs.

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