U.S. Information & World Report launched its 2021 checklist of the 25 “Greatest Paying Jobs” in the USA, and all 10 of the top-ranking jobs are within the well being care trade.
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How U.S. Information determines its ‘Greatest Paying Jobs’
The 2021 “Greatest Paying Jobs” are a subset of the 2021 U.S. Information checklist of “100 Greatest Jobs.”
The “100 Greatest Jobs” checklist relies on knowledge from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). To compile its rankings, U.S. Information recognized the professions with the biggest projected quantity and share of openings from 2019 to 2029, after which evaluated them in opposition to seven measures, together with:
- Median wage;
- Unemployment price;
- 10-year development quantity;
- 10-year development share;
- Future job prospects;
- Stress stage; and
- Work-life stability.
Of the ensuing “100 Greatest Jobs,” the 25 professions with the best median salaries had been then chosen for the “Greatest Paying Jobs” checklist.
One limitation of the info is that BLS studies salaries in ranges that, throughout the interval included within the U.S. Information report, prolonged solely as much as $208,000 per yr. As such, any job with a median wage increased than that stage was reported as paying $208,000 yearly.
The ‘Greatest Paying Jobs’
Well being care professions up made all 10 of the highest jobs on the checklist.
Anesthesiologists—for whom BLS reported a median wage of a minimum of $208,000—topped the rankings. Though BLS reported the identical median wage for a number of different medical professions, these jobs did not rating as effectively by different measures, akin to variety of projected jobs and unemployment price, in line with U.S. Information.
The well being care occupations among the many 25 “Greatest Paying Jobs” of 2021, together with their related wage as reported in BLS knowledge, had been:
1. Anesthesiologist ($208,000);
2. Surgeon ($208,000);
3. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon ($208,000);
4. Obstetrician and gynecologist ($208,000);
5. Orthodontist ($208,000);
6. Prosthodontist ($208,000);
7. Psychiatrist ($208,000);
8. Doctor ($206,500);
9. Pediatrician ($175,310);
10. Nurse anesthetist ($174,790);
11. Dentist ($155,600);
18. Podiatrist ($126,240);
20. Pharmacist ($128,090); and
22. Optometrist ($115,250).
(“Greatest Paying Jobs,” U.S. News & World Report, accessed 7/20; “Greatest Jobs Methodology,” U.S. News & World Report, 1/12)