Best Jobs in 2013
All jobs aren't created equal. In fact, some are simply better than the rest. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2013 are the occupations that offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components—for instance, our top tier is filled with tech and healthcare jobs ...
#2: Nursing: The nursing profession will almost always have great hiring opportunity because of its expanse (from pediatric care to geriatric care, and everything in between). And as a substantial chunk of our population ages, the necessity for qualified RNs intensifies.
#8: Physical Therapist: Use your training period to start networking and begin your search for physical therapist jobs. Although there will be more than 77,000 jobs in this field this decade, the early birds will be more marketable.
#10: Dental Hygienist: This profession should grow at a breakneck clip as practices hire more hygienists to boost their patient roster.
#11: Occupational Therapist: An occupational therapist's skills range from building ramps for those with physical impairments to formulating rehabilitation regimens for amputees. In the immediate future, the most opportunities in our No. 11 profession will be for those working with the elderly.
#27: Substance Abuse Counselor: This is a stressful job where you'll get up close and personal with some of our society's ugliest issues. But this is also a rewarding position with good job security and room to grow. The most job openings will be for counselors willing to work in residential mental-health and substance-abuse facilities.
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