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Software developer best job in U.S., dentist second

Staff Writer |
This year, software developer takes the No. 1 spot as the best job overall.

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This is according to the U.S. News & World Report the 2018 Best Jobs.

The rankings offer a look at the year's best jobs across 15 categories – from best-paying jobs to sectors such as business and technology – to help job seekers at every level achieve their career goals.

The rankings take into account the most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary.

Dentist ranks at No. 2, followed by physician assistant at No. 3 and nurse practitioner at No. 4.

This is the first time since 2015 that a health care job has not topped the list, though health care positions continue to dominate the 2018 rankings due to a combination of high salaries and low unemployment rates.

In addition to taking 47 of the 100 Best Jobs, the majority of the Best-Paying Jobs are also in health care.

With an average salary of $269,600, anesthesiologist tops the list, followed by surgeon at No. 2 and obstetrician and gynecologist at No. 3.


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