It’s nice to know when you’ve made a good decision, and your decision to go into dentistry was perhaps among your best. According to U.S. News you have chosen not only a great profession but one of the very best.
U.S. News ranks the top 100 jobs every year to help job seekers in determining their best moves. Practicing dentists have long touted the profession as being the very best, but how did U.S. News come to the decision it was the number 1 job in America?
The report is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The initial search is for jobs with the greatest hiring demand from now until 2020. Then U.S. News scores each of these jobs based on the following criteria: 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance.
As you might expect, dentistry ranks high in all of these categories. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of 21% for dentists between 2010 and 2020. This is good news for new dentists as well as dental students.
Here are the Top Ten of 100 Jobs on this list:
#2 Registered Nurse
#4 Computer Systems Analyst
#6 Database Administrator
#7 Software Developer
#8 Physical Therapist
#9 Web Developer
#10 Dental Hygienist