The best paying healthcare jobs in 2020

Healthcare jobs are among the best paying in the nation, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report. In addition, healthcare jobs are among the best jobs overall for 2020.

U.S. News and World Report ranked several industries for best overall jobs, as well as by industry. The outlet analyzed the jobs with the largest projected number and percentage of openings from 2018 to 2028 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The careers are ranked across seven component measures, including median salary, unemployment rate, 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance.
 

Here are the 10 best healthcare jobs for 2020 and their median salaries:

  1. Dentist: $151,850
  2. Physician assistant: $108,610
  3. Orthodontist: $208,000
  4. Nurse practitioner: $107,030
  5. Physician: $194,500
  6. Speech-language pathologist: $77,150
  7. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon: $208,000
  8. Veterinarian: $93,380
  9. Registered nurse: $71,730
  10. Physical therapist: $87,930

For healthcare workers, the higher salary is critical to make up for the high barriers of entry into the field, including years of schooling and training. Here are the 10 highest paying healthcare jobs of 2020:

  1. Anesthesiologist: $208,000
  2. Surgeon: $208,000
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon: $208,000
  4. Obstetrician and Gynecologist: $208,000
  5. Orthodontist: $208,000
  6. Psychiatrist: $208,000
  7. Physician: $194,500
  8. Prosthodontist: $176,540
  9. Pediatrician: $170,560
  10. Dentist: $151,850

See the full rankings for best jobs here and best paying jobs here.