Each year, U.S. News publishes its annual ranking of 100 Best Jobs, according to predictions by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. There was a shake-up in 2014 rankings. For the first time, tech jobs beat out health care by a small margin.
As you look for career opportunities in technology, health care, and other fields, remember this important fact: Many people compete for the top-ranked fields. Jobs don’t come easily or quickly, so prepare yourself to compete.
Here are the top 10 jobs. In the next few weeks, you will get a look at some of the other 100 Best Jobs.
|1. Software Developer
2. Computer Systems Analyst
4. Nurse Practitioner
|6. Registered Nurse
7. Physical Therapist
9. Web Developer
10. Dental Hygienist
Whatever field you choose, remember one extremely important fact: You’ll need to be a “Street-Smart Worker” who demonstrates the following abilities:
- Fits in
- Sees the big picture
- Shows good judgement
- Practices good ethics
- Thinks intuitively or by instinct
- Manages daily functions
- Communicates well, orally and in writing