We keep hearing that unemployment is at a record low right now. But that doesn’t mean that every industry has a surplus of jobs. Actors, for example, are still struggling with a 24.2% unemployment rate, even as the economy booms.
So if we really want a job and are struggling to find one, where should we turn? U.S. News and World Report — our one-stop site for rankings germane to our lives and careers — has published its list of best jobs for 2019.
The rankings are based on factors such as median salary, unemployment rate, future job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance.
Somewhat predictably, medical professions as well as jobs that require technological or mathematical savvy rank high. Here are those that topped the list. Keep in mind that some numbers may be repeated and others skipped if there are ties.
Top 20 best jobs for 2019
5. Nurse Anesthetist (tied)
14. Surgeon (tied)
16. Nurse Midwife
19. Registered Nurse
Best paying jobs for 2019
When U.S. News and World Report ranks the best jobs all around, it takes more into account than just salaries. But for those who are especially money-focused, it also ranks the best paying jobs. So if you definitely want to earn more than $100K a year, these are the careers for you.
13. IT Manager
18. Sales Manager