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These Are the 10 Best Jobs to Have in 2017


Looking for less stress, more money and more perks? Then this list is for you. However it might require a complete career change on your part. I’m sorry, that’s just the way life works, and if you don’t have the mind for maths then you’re doubly screwed.

Careercast has developed a methodology to ascertain the best jobs in 2017. This method includes environmental factors such as competitiveness and hazards as well as work conditions and physical demand. I’m not sure less physical demand always equates to a better job. Sitting stationary all day isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time after all and sitting can shave years off your life.

The rating uses golf scores, so the lower the better. Out of interest the highest scoring job is being a dishwasher, which gets the max score of 200. Unrewarding, tiresome, and low paying. Everything you don’t want in a gig.

All numbers and statistics are only applicable to the US.

1. Statistician

Overall Rating: 93 Median Salary: $80,110 Projected Growth: 34.00%

2. Medical Services Manager

Overall Rating: 101 Median Salary: $94,500 Projected Growth: 17.00%

3. Operations Research Analyst

Overall Rating: 102 Median Salary: $79,200 Projected Growth: 30.00%

4. Information Security Analyst

Overall Rating: 104 Median Salary: $90,120 Projected Growth: 18.00%

5. Data Scientist

Overall Rating: 105 Median Salary: $111,267 Projected Growth: 15.75%

6. University Professor

Overall Rating: 110 Median Salary: $72,416 Projected Growth: 15.24%

7. Mathematician

Overall Rating: 128 Median Salary: $111,298 Projected Growth: 22.31%

8. Software Engineer

Overall Rating: 129 Median Salary: $100,690 Projected Growth: 17.00%

9. Occupational Therapist

Overall Rating: 130 Median Salary: $81,910 Projected Growth: 29.04%

10. Speech Pathologist

Overall Rating: 131 Median Salary: $73,250 Projected Growth: 22.65%

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