Healthcare is home to many of the most desirable jobs in the United States, according to a new report published by U.S. News & World Report. So which jobs made the list?
The report, 2019 Best Jobs, breaks down what U.S. News views as the best jobs across numerous categories and industries. Careers in healthcare can be found all over the rankings thanks to high salaries and low unemployment rates. The 100 Best Jobs ranking, for instance, includes 44 careers from healthcare.
“Healthcare occupations continue to dominate the U.S. News 2019 Best Jobs rankings, with demand in the field highest for workers to fill roles such as nurse practitioner, physician assistant and physical therapist," Rebecca Koenig, careers reporter at U.S. News, said in a prepared statement. "That's good news for students and career changers, because it takes less school time and tuition money to prepare for those positions than it does to become a physician or surgeon."
Radiologists were not ranked in the top 100, but other imaging-related careers did make the list: diagnostic medical sonographer (No. 35), MRI technologist (No. 89) and radiation therapist (No. 99).
According to the report’s Best Healthcare Jobs ranking, the top five jobs in the sector are physician assistant (No. 1), dentist (No. 2), orthodontist (No. 3), nurse anesthetist (No. 4) and nurse practitioner (No. 5). In addition, radiation therapist came in at No. 26.