Best Healthcare Jobs of 2015

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, June 18th, 2015

Healthcare jobs topped the list of U.S. News & World Report‘s 100 Best Jobs of 2015, securing 7 of the top 10 spots.

Because the health sector offers good salary, future job prospects and growth, healthcare support jobs are expected to grow the most by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The following rankings list the top 10 jobs in the healthcare sector for 2015 based on stress level, work-life balance, growth volume, growth rate, median salary, current employment rate and future job prospects, which compares the projected number of openings to the future number of job seekers:

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1. Dentist. Dentists earn a median salary of $146, 340 and maintain a good work-life balance. BLS expects dental jobs to continue to grow in over the next decade too, predicting 23,000 new dentist jobs by 2022.

2. Nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners secured a top spot due to the autonomy of the position and projected growth. BLS expects 37,000 new NP jobs by 2022. The median salary is $92,670, according to BLS.

3. Physician. Job prospects for physicians are expected to skyrocket over the next decade due to the physician shortage. 123,000 job openings are expected for physicians between 2012 and 2022. The median salary is $186,850.

4. Dental hygienist. Hygienists make a median salary of $71,110, but tend to have flexible schedules and often work part time.

5. Physical therapist. PTs have a projected growth rate of 36 percent by 2022 and make a median salary of $81,030.

6. Registered nurse. With the shift to team-based care, nursing jobs may be in higher demand. BLS forecasts 19.4 percent employment growth between 2012 and 2022. Nurses make a median salary of $66,220.

7. Physician assistant. PAs are a top job because they maintain an incredibly high level of employment: Just 1.4 percent are unemployed and 33,000 more jobs are expected to be added by 2022. PA compensation is highest in the home healthcare sector.

8. Diagnostic medical sonographer. Sonographers find work in a variety of settings, including outpatient care centers, universities and professional schools. They make a median salary of $66,410.

9. Occupational therapist. Occupational therapists make a median salary of $76,940. Home healthcare settings offer the best compensation.

10. Occupational therapy assistant. Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs are expected to grow rapidly, with predicted employment growth of 42.6 percent through 2022. Salaries can range from $34,870 to $74,000.

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One response to “Best Healthcare Jobs of 2015”

  1. Nice list! Now a days healthcare job is in so much demand. Among from the list nursing is in so much demand, people love to do this job.

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