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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.
- Nurse practitioner.
- Software developer.
- Dental hygienist.
- Physical therapist.
- Computer systems.
- Information security.
- Registered nurse.
- 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 CareerCast.com list in 2014. I guess that’s something.
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