If you’re looking for a new job, or thinking of a career change, the U.S. News & World Report just released its 2024 Best Jobs list, along with their median salaries.

According to the report, their latest rankings offers a look at the best jobs “across 17 categories – from sectors such as engineering and business – to help job seekers at every level make the most informed career decisions for them. The rankings take into account the most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance, job safety, employment rate and salary.”

Due to an increased need for health care and health care support roles, nurse practitioner was in the top spot this year.

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“Health care workers are critical to our overall well-being,” says Erika Giovanetti, Money expert at U.S. News. “Nurse practitioner rose to the No. 1 spot as this year’s best job. The 10-year outlook for the occupation is strong with one in three of the top 100 jobs being in health care – an increase from one in four in the 2023 rankings. Future growth and a high median salary make this career sector appealing as well.”

At second place is financial manager, followed by software developer at No. 3, IT manager at No. 4 and physician’s assistant at No. 5.

The full 2024 Best Jobs rankings offers detailed information on training and education requirements, median salary, and job satisfaction across diverse sectors.

The report states that it used data from “the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand. Jobs are then scored using five component measures: future prospects, wage potential, employment, job safety and stability, and work-life balance.”

The top 10 Best Jobs in 2024, according to US News:

    1. Nurse Practitioner – Median salary: $121,610
    2. Financial Manager – Median salary: $139,730
    3. Software Developer – Median salary: $127,260
    4. IT Manager – Median salary: $164,070
    5. Physician Assistant – Median salary: $126,010
    6. Medical and Health Services Manager -Median salary:  $104,830
    7. Information Security Analyst – Median salary: $112,000
    8. Data Scientist – Median salary: $103,500
    9. Actuary – Median salary: $113,990
    10. Speech Language Pathologist – Median salary: $84,140

You can check out the list of the 100 Best Jobs right here.