Here Are the Best Jobs in 2015

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Health care and technology reign supreme on this year’s best-jobs list. Did your job make the cut?

Hate your job? If you’re looking to make a change, you may want to check out U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best jobs of 2015.

U.S. News based its list on salary, stress, hiring demand, future growth, job security and work-life balance.

Jada A. Graves, careers product manager for U.S. News, said it’s important to find a job that is a good fit for you, especially when you consider how much of your life you spend working.

“Whether you are a recent college graduate starting your first job search or an experienced professional hoping to chart a new path or advance in your career, our list of the Best Jobs of 2015 offers key information on salary trends, work-life balance and technical skills and training required,” Graves said.

You’ll likely notice a trend when you check out the following list of the top 10 jobs; seven of them are health care related, and the remainders deal with technology.

  1. Dentist.
  2. Nurse practitioner.
  3. Software developer.
  4. Physician.
  5. Dental hygienist.
  6. Physical therapist.
  7. Computer systems.
  8. Information security.
  9. Registered nurse.
  10. Physician assistant.

Click here for a full list of the top 100 best jobs. U.S. News also compiled lists for the best-paying jobs, as well as separate lists for the best jobs in health care, business, arts/creative and STEM.

Money compiled its own list of best jobs, actually, the best jobs you’ve never heard of. Money said the following five jobs are “high-paying, still-under-the-radar careers — all of which are growing at a rate far greater than the 11 percent national average.”

  • Nuclear medicine technologist. “This health care professional operates specialized equipment to do computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other imaging tests,” Money said.
  • Medical equipment repairer. As the name implies, this job involves acquiring the specialized skills necessary to repair patient care equipment.
  • Digital risk officer. If you’re technologically savvy, this could be a gig for you. The job involves assessing cyber risks and implementing appropriate security measures.
  • Health-and-wellness educator. This job involves working within a company to assess employees’ personal health issues and needs, and helps them develop plans to make health improvements.
  • Industrial-organizational psychologist. This position is aimed at improving work performance and job satisfaction by “managing and developing a range of programs, including hiring systems, performance measurement, and health-and-safety policies,” Money said.

Click here to read the skills, education, salary and projected job growth associated with these little-known jobs.

Sadly, my career choice never winds up on a best jobs list. But I have worked as both a broadcaster and newspaper reporter, which were two of the top five worst jobs on a list in 2014. I guess that’s something.

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