Library

| Daily Briefing

The best health care jobs in 2018, according to US News


U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the 25 best jobs in health care for 2018, with dentists topping the list and physician assistants outranking NPs.

For the list, U.S. News took into account each job's:

  • Employment rate;
  • Future job prospects;
  • Median salary;
  • Stress level;
  • 10-year growth percentage;
  • 10-year growth volume; and
  • Work-life balance.

According to U.S. News, the 10 best jobs in health care for 2018 were:

1. Dentist;
2. Physician assistant;
3. Nurse practitioner;
4. Orthodontist;
5. Pediatrician;
6. OB-GYN (tie);
7. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon (tie);
8. Physician (tie);
9. Occupational therapist; and
10 Physical therapist.

In addition, health care jobs accounted for eight of the top-10 jobs on U.S. News' list of the top-100 best jobs in America for 2018, which covers all sectors. Health care jobs also comprised the entire top-10 on U.S. News' list of the best-paying jobs, with anesthesiologist leading the list.

U.S. News notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the growth of employment in the health care sector will be "much quicker than the average for all jobs by 2026" (Knowles, Becker's Hospital Review, 1/11; U.S. News Best Health Care Jobs list, accessed 1/12; U.S. News 100 Best Jobs list, accessed 1/12; U.S. News Best Paying Jobs list, accessed 1/12; U.S. News methodology, 1/10).

Next: Use Behavioral-Based Interviewing to spot the best candidates

Join our webconference on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 3 pm ET to learn strategies to cut through the complexity of behavioral-based interviewing (BBI), and take the steps needed to design, introduce, and sustain BBI at your organization.

Register Here


SPONSORED BY

INTENDED AUDIENCE

AFTER YOU READ THIS

AUTHORS

TOPICS

MORE FROM TODAY'S DAILY BRIEFING

Don't miss out on the latest Advisory Board insights

Create your free account to access 2 resources each month, including the latest research and webinars.

Want access without creating an account?

   

You have 2 free members-only resources remaining this month remaining this month.

1 free members-only resources remaining this month

1 free members-only resources remaining this month

You've reached your limit of free monthly insights

Become a member to access all of Advisory Board's resources, events, and experts

Never miss out on the latest innovative health care content tailored to you.

Benefits include:

Unlimited access to research and resources
Member-only access to events and trainings
Expert-led consultation and facilitation
The latest content delivered to your inbox

You've reached your limit of free monthly insights

Become a member to access all of Advisory Board's resources, events, and experts

Never miss out on the latest innovative health care content tailored to you.

Benefits include:

Unlimited access to research and resources
Member-only access to events and trainings
Expert-led consultation and facilitation
The latest content delivered to your inbox
AB
Thank you! Your updates have been made successfully.
Oh no! There was a problem with your request.
Error in form submission. Please try again.