Careercast recently ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on 5 criteria: physical demand, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook. They gathered data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, trade associations, etc. So if youa��re planning on looking for a job this upcoming year, here are 10 of the best jobs in the country!
1. Actuary | $87,650 annually
Even though this career is challenging, it is constantly evolving. Those who are skilled in mathematics and analytics will find this as a happy career with a bright future, as there is still a shortage of actuaries.
2. Biomedical Engineer | $81,540 annually
Biomedical engineers analyze medical equipment, medical systems, imaging systems, etc. The hiring outlook is very strong.
3. Software Engineer | $90,530 annually
There has always been a high demand for software engineers and with the rising popularity of cloud computing, the demand is rising even higher. This job also has low stress.
4. Audiologist | $66,660 annually
Another job that is in high demand, with a solid income and career outlook. Audiologists assist patients with hearing and balance.
5. Financial Planner | $64,750 annually
Demand for financial planners skyrocketed when the recession hit. Financial planners receive a high income and enjoy a more laid back physical environment.
6. Dental Hygienist | $68,250 annually
Dental Hygienists enjoy a social environment and flexible schedules. The hiring outlook is great and they also have flexible schedules.
7. Occupational Therapist | $72,320 annually
Occupational therapist help patients recover from injuries so they can go back to work. They enjoy a low stress environment and a high median salary.
8. Optometrist | $94,990 annually
Optometrists typically have a nice work environment and a hefty median salary. They specialize in eye care and there is an increasing demand as the population ages.
9. Physical Therapist | $76,310 annually
Physical therapists often work in a low stress environment and the hiring outlook is very good. They help patients recover physically, emotionally, and psychologically from injuries.
10. Computer Systems Analyst | $77,740 annually
This job is always in high demand, as companies are always in need of computer systems analysis for their ever-changing needs.