25 best healthcare jobs in 2018

Healthcare employment growth will be faster than the average growth for all jobs by 2026, according to predictions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, the healthcare industry holds many of the highest-paying jobs in the market, according to U.S. News & World Report.

To compile the 2018 Best Health Care Jobs list, U.S. News ranked healthcare professions based on salaries, open positions and opportunities for promotion.

Here are the 25 best healthcare jobs, according to U.S. News.

No. 1 — Dentist

No. 2 — Physician assistant

No. 3 — Nurse practitioner

No. 4 — Orthodontist

No. 5 — Pediatrician

No. 6 (tie) — Obstetrician and gynecologist

No. 6 (tie) — Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

No. 6 (tie) — Physician

No. 9 — Occupational therapist

No. 10 — Physical therapist

No. 11 (tie) — Anesthesiologist

No. 11 (tie) — Surgeon

No. 13 — Psychiatrist

No. 14 — Prosthodontist

No. 15 — Registered nurse

No. 16 — Respiratory therapist

No. 17 — Nurse anesthetist

No. 18 — Optometrist

No. 19 — Podiatrist

No. 20 — Veterinarian

No. 21 — Radiation therapist

No. 22 — Nurse midwife

No. 23 — Speech-Language pathologist

No. 24 — Pharmacist

No. 25 — Chiropractor

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