These are the best jobs in 2019 – many of which pay more than $100K

Somewhat predictably, medical professions as well as jobs that require technological or mathematical savvy rank high.

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

1.  Software Developer

2. Statistician 

3. Physician Assistant

4. Dentist

5. Nurse Anesthetist (tied)

5. Orthodontist (tied) 

7. Nurse Practitioner

8. Pediatrician

9. Obstetrician and Gynecologist (tied)

9. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (tied) 

9. Physician (tied)

9. Prosthodontist (tied) 

13. Occupational Therapist

14. Anesthesiologist (tied) 

14. Surgeon (tied)

16. Nurse Midwife

17. Mathematician

18. Cartographer

19. Registered Nurse

20. Physical Therapist

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.

1. Anesthesiologist

2. Surgeon

3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

4. Obstetrician and Gynecologist

5. Orthodontist

6. Psychiatrist

7. Physician

8. Prosthodontist

9. Pediatrician

10. Dentist

11. Nurse Anesthetist

12. Petroleum Engineer

13.  IT Manager

14. Podiatrist

15. Marketing Manager

16. Financial Manager

17. Lawyer

18. Sales Manager

19. Financial Advisor

20. Business Operations Manager

Alexandra Villarreal|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at avillarreal@theladders.com.