U.S. News Ranks Healthcare Jobs Among Best

By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2022 Best Jobs. The rankings offer a look at the best jobs across 17 categories – from sectors such as business and technology – to help job seekers at every level achieve their career goals. They take into account the most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary.

Nearly four in 10 jobs of the 100 Best Jobs are health care or health care support roles, while three in the top 10 (and five in the top 100) can be found in the College of Health Sciences

Following information security analyst in the overall rankings is nurse practitioner at No. 2, physician assistant at No. 3 and medical and health services manager at No. 4.

“It is no surprise that health care occupations continue to dominate the Best Jobs general rankings; the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly helped underscore the essential role they play in all of our lives,” says Antonio Barbera, consumer advice senior editor at U.S. News. “The low unemployment rates and strong future prospects for many of these roles certainly reflect that.”

Health care jobs also continue to rank high among the Best Jobs that Pay More Than $100,000 with that industry capturing nine of the list’s top 10 jobs. Physician took the No. 1 spot.

The 2022 Best Jobs rankings offer job seekers detailed information on training and education requirements, median salary, and job satisfaction across diverse sectors, including social services, education, construction, and creative and media.

To calculate Best Jobs, U.S. News draws data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand. Jobs are then scored using seven component measures: 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance. For further details on how the rankings were calculated, see the methodology.

Among the 100 Best Jobs:

No. 3 – Physician Assistant

No. 4 – Medical and Health Services Manager

No. 10 – Speech-Language Pathologist

No. 28 – Physical Therapist

No. 63 – Physical Therapist Assistant

Among the Best Healthcare Jobs:

No. 2 – Physician Assistant

No. 3 – Speech-Language Pathologist

No. 10 – Physical Therapist


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