There’s a common thread here – healthcare. All but one of the top 5 jobs of 2016 with prospective growth into 2017 fall under the healthcare spectrum, from dentistry to anesthesia. As stated on U.S. News, here were the top 5 best careers of 2016 based off their income, prospective growth and work-life quality.
A Physician Assistant (PA) is a qualified healthcare professional who practices routine clinical procedures under the supervision of a Physician. A PA needs a bachelors degree as well as multiple training certifications.
- Median Salary: $95,820
- Expected Job Openings: 28,700
A Nurse Anesthetist is a nurse who specifically specializes in the execution of anesthesia. To become a Nurse Anesthetist one must complete their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with additional specific training.
- Median Salary: $153,780
- Expected Job Openings:
A Computer Systems Analyst typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree in computer or information science or similar fields, but experience is key. Computer Systems Analysts study current organizations computer systems designs and procedures to implement more effective information systems solutions.
- Median Salary: ~$85,000
- Expected Job Openings: 118,000-568,000
A Dentist completes an addition 4 years of dental school after receiving their Bachelors degree, and works to study, diagnose, treat and prevent disease, etc. in the oral cavity.
- Median Salary: $158,310
- Expected Job Openings: 23,300
An Orthodontist is a specific dental specialization which prevents and treats facial and dental irregularities. To become an Orthodontist, one must attend an undergraduate college or university, apply and complete dental school, and then graduate from an Orthodontic Graduate Program.
- Median Salary: >$187,199
- Expected Job Openings: 1,500