You want to find a rewarding, meaningful career. At the same time, you want a job that has a good salary and benefits. Recently, the US News & World Report published the 2017 best jobs in the United States. These jobs require resume and interview preparation if you want to be hired. With the right preparation, you can enjoy a rewarding, well-paid career in one of these 20 job roles.
The Best Jobs in America in 2017
This is by far one of the best jobs in 2017. An anesthesiologist earns an average of $258,100 annually. They administer drugs and support surgeons during invasive procedures.
This job is expected to grow by 20 percent between 2014 to 2024. It requires extensive training, medical school and a surgical residency. Once hired, individuals earn an average wage of $247,520 per year.
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
These surgeons need more schooling than dentists in order to perform surgeries on the mouth, face and jaw. They earn an average annual salary of $233,900 per year.
4. Gynecologist and Obstetrician
In this field, you can expect to earn an average wage of $222,4000 per year. Obstetricians and gynecologists help with women’s reproductive health. From 2014 to 2024, this position is expected to grow by 18 percent.
Orthodontists help to realign crooked teeth and fix irregular bites. They may use retainers, braces and other gadgets to make beautiful smiles. Individuals in this field earn an average salary of $221,390.
A physician is basically any type of doctor. With an average wage of $196,520 annually and 9 percent job growth, this is easily one of the best jobs in the country.
Individuals in this field earn an average wage of $193,680 and deal exclusively with mental afflictions.
Pediatricians are doctors who work with children. They earn an average salary of $183,180 per year.
Dentists help to fill cavities, extra teeth and treat oral disease. They earn an impressive annual salary of $172,350.
Individuals in this field work to replace missing teeth by creating oral prosthesis. For their work, they are compensated with an average salary of $161,020.
11. Nurse Anesthetist
These nurses support medical procedures by providing the anesthesia. They earn an average salary of $160,250.
12. Petroleum Engineer
This is the first non-medical job on this list. Individuals in this field use technology to extract oil. They earn an average wage of $149,590.
13. Information-Technology Manager
This software and hardware field boasts of an average salary of $141,000. Individuals work with technology to prevent hacking and improve business operations.
14. Marketing Manager
In this marketing job, individuals earn an average salary of $140,660 annually.
To get a job in this field, individuals must get a bachelor’s degree and go to law school. Afterward, they can expect an average salary of $136,260 per year.
Known as foot doctors, individuals in this field earn an average salary of $136,180 per year.
17. Financial Manager
From 2014 to 2024, this job is expected to grow by 7 percent. Individuals in this field earn an average salary of $134,330 per year.
18. Sales Manager
Sales managers help to build client relationships, train new hires and boost product sales. They earn an average salary of $130,400 per year.
19. Business-Operations Manager
In this field, individuals help run a business, find new employees and negotiate contracts. They earn an average salary of $119,460 per year .
Within this career field, individuals can expect to earn an average of $119,270 per year. From 2014 to 2024, this job role is expected to grow by 3 percent.