The job market the past two years has been interesting to say the least. Between massive layoffs at the start of the pandemic and a reverse uno card pulled by Americans known as the ‘Great Resignation’, it feels like we’ve seen it all. Until now, because the best jobs in America as ranked by U.S. News might just surprise you.

U.S. News created this ranking by finding the jobs with the “largest projected number and percentage of openings from 2020 to 2030.” They then ranked these jobs through several component measures. Those included median salary, unemployment rate, 10 year growth volume & percentage and more.

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Now U.S. News ranks jobs in an overall list as well as a best-paying list and also 12 occupational industry lists. So for the purpose of this article we’re just going to focus on the overall list. Here are the top 10 best jobs in America in 2022.

  1. Information Security Analyst
  2. Nurse Practitioner
  3. Physician Assistant
  4. Medical and Health Services Manager
  5. Software Developer
  6. Data Scientist
  7. Financial Manager
  8. Statistician
  9. Lawyer
  10. Speech Language Pathologist

There are a few up there that you’d expect to see, but also some more unique professions. And let’s just say there are some benefits to these jobs. Besides having large projected job openings this year, all of the top 10 jobs median salaries range from $80,480 to $134,180.

So whether you’re fresh out of university or looking to change careers, this list is well worth checking out. The full list has 100 jobs listed so don’t fret if something in the top 10 isn’t catching your eye.