Well being care distinguished on 2021’s checklist of finest jobs from US Information

Well being care jobs are prevalent on the 2021 checklist from U.S. Information & World Report, and considered one of them tops the checklist general.

A service that everybody wants is prevalent on U.S. Information & World Report’s newest checklist of finest jobs: well being care.

And one well being care job tops the 2021 checklist general: doctor assistant. Additionally within the prime 5 are nurse practitioner (No. 3), medical and well being providers supervisor (No. 4) and doctor (No. 5). Software program developer rounded out the highest 5 at No. 2 general.

U.S. Information analyzed median incomes, unemployment charges and key information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (e.g. future job prospects) in placing collectively its checklist of finest jobs.

“We even have a few of our personal in-house information and analysis, for issues like work-life stability and stress stage,” stated Antonio Barbera, client recommendation editor for U.S. Information.

The rankings, which study a number of industries, supply job hunters detailed data on coaching and training necessities, in addition to median wage and job satisfaction.

U.S. Information additionally sized up jobs that pay over $100,000, and it checked out “best-paying cities.” D.C. scored effectively on the latter checklist, rating No. Eight when it comes to probably the most jobs having annual imply salaries which might be among the many nation’s highest for a selected place.

D.C. notched 24 such occupations, led orthodontist — $244,500 yearly — and oral and maxillofacial surgeon — $237,850. These occupations are additionally Nos. 1 and three general, respectively, on U.S. Information’s checklist of “25 finest jobs that pay greater than $100okay.”

A few of the different jobs that pay comparatively effectively in D.C. embody political scientist, public relations specialist, lawyer, fundraiser, interpreter/translator and even choreographer.

No. 1 on U.S. Information’s checklist of best-paying cities was San Francisco. Ten different California cities additionally made the highest 20.

As for the checklist of finest jobs, 42 of the highest 100 have been in well being care. And 15 such jobs are on the over-$100,000 checklist.

The pandemic has illustrated why that job sector is so important, Barbera stated. And with the child growth era reaching retirement age, he stated, “There’s solely going to be extra demand for well being care assist.”

Doctor assistant topped this yr’s checklist, he stated, partly as a result of it doesn’t have the identical obstacles to entry that the job of doctor does.

“Doctor assistants don’t must go to medical college,” he stated. “They don’t want to finish a residency. So not solely is the training requirement decrease, the price of getting that training can also be considerably decrease.”

Flight attendant (No. 64) was a brand new addition to the perfect jobs checklist this yr. Knowledge scientist (No. 8) additionally made its debut, “as a consequence of its sturdy progress price, comparatively excessive wage, good work life stability and stable job prospect analysis,” in response to an announcement from U.S. Information.

Try the whole 2021 finest jobs rankings on the U.S. Information web site.

WTOP’s Dick Uliano contributed to this report.

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