The U.S. News Best Jobs of 2018 list has been released, showing that Software Developer takes the cake at Number One.
The researchers looked at factors like growth, work-life balance, and median salary, among others, and used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
These roles claimed the top 10 slots out of 100, according to the publication’s rankings.
1.) Software Developer
U.S. News reports that the median salary is $100,080, and the unemployment rate is 1.6%. The total score is 8.3 out of 10.
“Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
With a median salary of $153,900, an unemployment rate of 0.4%, and a total score of 8.2 out of 10, dentists come in second.
3.) Physician Assistant
This job has a median salary of $101, 480, an unemployment rate of 0.7%, and a total score of 8.2 out of 10. People in this role do things like help out during surgery, tell patients what sicknesses they have and more, and they carry out their work “under the supervision of a licensed physician or surgeon,” according to U.S. News.
4.) Nurse Practitioner
The median salary is reportedly $100,910, the unemployment rate is 7%, and the total score is 8.2 out of 10.
“Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. The scope of practice varies from state to state,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.