U.S. News unveiled several lists on Jan. 8 highlighting the best jobs for 2019. In addition to its own separate rankings, many healthcare jobs also ranked high on the organization’s Best Jobs rankings.
“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,” U.S. News careers reporter Rebecca Koenig said. “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.”
To identify professions for the 2019 rankings, U.S. News used data on jobs with the largest projected number of openings from 2016-26 as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The professions that topped the list were included in the publication’s 2019 Best Jobs analysis and rankings.
Careers were ranked based on a calculated overall score combining multiple components, including median salary, employment rate and future job prospects, into a single weighted score between 0 and 10.
The 10 Best Healthcare Jobs 2019, including ties:
1. Physician assistant
3. Nurse anesthetist
5. Nurse practitioner
7. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon