Top 10 jobs of 2018

With SEE results just out, many of the SEE pass outs may be wondering which fields to consider. Choosing a career path when you have just passed out of school is not that easy. So, to make things a bit easier for you, we have created a list of Top 10 best jobs of 2018. We hope that this list will give a basic overview of what are the opportunities for different fields.

This list is based on the data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. News & World Report. To rank the positions, seven components were measured, including 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance.

The technology and healthcare industries having the jobs with the strongest combinations of these factors, with software developer and dentist taking the top two spots, respectively. Obstetrician and gynaecologist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon and physician rounded out the top 10 list with a tie.

To see the top 10 jobs that offer not only a high salary but also potential for growth in the future, take a look at the list below.

1. Software Developer

Unemployment rate: 1.6 percent

Median salary: $100,080

10-year growth volume: 253,400 jobs

 

2. Dentist

Unemployment rate: 0.4 percent

Median salary: $153,900

10-year growth volume: 23,200 jobs

 

3. Physician Assistant

Unemployment rate: 0.7 percent

Median salary: $101,480

10-year growth volume: 39,700 jobs

 

 

Doctor with a stethoscope in the hands and hospital background.

4. Nurse Practitioner

Unemployment rate: 0.7 percent

Median salary: $100,910

10-year growth volume: 56,000 jobs

 

5. Orthodontist

Unemployment rate: 0.4 percent

Median salary: $208,000

10-year growth volume: 1,100 jobs

 

6. Statistician

Unemployment rate: 1.4 percent

Median salary: $80,500

10-year growth volume: 12,400 jobs

 

7. Paediatrician

Unemployment rate: 0.5 percent

Median salary: $80,500

10-year growth volume: 5,300 jobs

 

Portrait of curious little Caucasian boy looking at female doctor during examination. Pediatrics and health concept

8. (tie) Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Unemployment rate: 0.5 percent

Median salary: $208,000

10-year growth volume: 3,900 jobs

 

8. (tie) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Unemployment rate: 0.5 percent

Median Salary: $208,000

10-year growth volume: 1,200 jobs

 

8. (tie) Physician

Unemployment rate: 0.5 percent

Median salary: $196,380

10-year growth volume: 8,400

 

 

"Technology is the backbone of many of our jobs across the board this year," said Kim Castro, executive editor of U.S. News.

"Nearly every type of company is looking for people who can analyze and interpret data to solve problems. This technological boom is creating new opportunities for statisticians, engineers and software developers – these workers are developing the algorithms that are rapidly changing the global job market."

Source: www.cnbc.com

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