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Top 10 Best Jobs, All Things Considered


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    According to US News, these are the top 10 jobs in the country for 2020. No surprise to me that 7 of the 10 are healthcare related. Seems like healthcare and tech are to the two fields to be in right now and for the foreseeable future.

    1. Software Developer
    2. Dentist
    3. Physician Assistant
    4. Orthodontist
    5. Nurse Practitioner
    6. Statistician
    7. Physician
    8. Speech-Language Pathologist
    9. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
    10. Veterinarian

    Here's the full list of 100 -- 100 Best Jobs

    Interesting that all of the the top 10 require a Master's or better, except for #1. You only need a BA to get that gig, and in some cases not even that. I have a few friends that are 'Data Scientists' that make great money, and one of them only has a high school diploma.

    Best doesn't always mean highest paid. In this case, they factor in all variables, including job growth potential, stress, money and more.

    Agree with the list? I would have thought more tech jobs would be in the top 10. But as you go down the list of top 100, its just more of the same - a lot of healthcare jobs with tech jobs sprinkled in, and then a few money management jobs. You don't start seeing things like Engineers until the mid 30's.

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    I've been seeing a ton of talk about how trades are becoming the highest paying (when considering education time and whatnot), longest lasting and most in-demand jobs out there right now and for the foreseeable future. Out of all the positions above I'd say the software developer is probably the one that I'd think is the best if you think about education time vs. payoff.
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    WyattTown Wrote: Agree with the list? I would have thought more tech jobs would be in the top 10. But as you go down the list of top 100, its just more of the same - a lot of healthcare jobs with tech jobs sprinkled in, and then a few money management jobs. You don't start seeing things like Engineers until the mid 30's.

    I think there aren't many tech jobs on this list because it looks like they didn't base this solely on the amount of money you could make, but on a wide range of considerations. Yes, tech jobs pay supremely well, but they are also extremely stressful.

    While I don't have a job on this list, I can see why they are all there. They all pay really well and seem to offer a good work-life balance. I also get why being a dentist is #2. My dentist works 4 days a week and closes his shop twice a year to go on vacation. That certainly seems like the life to me.

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    TheBiggerBoat Wrote: I've been seeing a ton of talk about how trades are becoming the highest paying (when considering education time and whatnot), longest lasting and most in-demand jobs out there right now and for the foreseeable future. Out of all the positions above I'd say the software developer is probably the one that I'd think is the best if you think about education time vs. payoff.
    True. The job market for trades is getting stronger by the year. Electricians, plumbers and welders can make a pretty decent living, if not, are paid higher than some of the workers with specialties and degrees.