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Best Jobs in 2019

Here's an annual list of the top jobs that offer great growth potential and strong median salaries, and are available on Monster.

Best Jobs in 2019

The best jobs of 2019 may surprise you.

It's hard to declare a job the "best." But when you factor in the things that make you happy—salary, work/life balance, growth potential, skills requirements—you can narrow down a list of potential top jobs. Well, that's exactly what the folks at US News & World Report do annually when they rank the best jobs of the year.

This year's list shows how health care continues to dominate the jobs market, with 18 of the top 25 jobs, and STEM jobs filling in a few of the remaining spots, such as software developer (#1), statistician (#2), and even cartographer (#18). There were seven new entries on the list this year and some big jumps for nurse anesthetist (moving up from 22 to 5) and mathematician (up from 25 to 17).

Here's the list of the 25 best jobs of 2019, with links to companies hiring on Monster right now, plus the jobs’ projected growth and annual median salary. See which one of these is the best match for you.

25 best jobs of 2019

1. Software developer

Last year's rank: 1

Projected job growth: 24%

Median salary: $101,790

2. Statistician

Last year's rank: 6

Projected job growth: 33%

Median salary: $84,060

3. Physician assistant

Last year's rank: 3

Projected job growth: 37%

Median salary: $104,860

4. Dentist

Last year's rank: 2

Projected job growth: 19%

Median salary: $151,440

5. Nurse anesthetist

Last year's rank: 22

Projected job growth: 31%

Median salary: $165,120

6. Orthodontist

Last year's rank: 5

Projected job growth: 19%

Median salary: $208,000

7. Nurse practitioner

Last year's rank: 4

Projected job growth: 31%

Median salary: $100,910

8. Pediatrician

Last year's rank: 7

Projected job growth: 13%

Median salary: $172,650

9. Obstetrician and gynecologist (tie)

Last year's rank: 8

Projected job growth: 13%

Median salary: $208,000

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon (tie)

Last year's rank: 8

Projected job growth: 19%

Median salary: $208,000

Physician (tie)

Last year's rank: 8

Projected job growth: 13%

Median salary: $196,380

10. Prosthodontist

Last year's rank: 16

Projected job growth: 19%

Median salary: $126,050

11. Occupational therapist

Last year's rank: 11

Projected job growth: 24%

Median salary: $81,910

12. Anesthesiologist (tie)

Last year's rank: 13

Projected job growth: 13%

Median salary: $208,000

Surgeon (tie)

Last year's rank: 13

Projected job growth: 13%

Median salary: $208,000

13. Nurse midwife

Last year's rank: New this year

Projected job growth: 31%

Median salary: $100,590

14. Mathematician

Last year's rank: 25

Projected job growth: 30%

Median salary: $103,010

15. Cartographer

Last year's rank: New this year

Projected job growth: 19%

Median salary: $63,990

16. Registered nurse

Last year's rank: 18

Projected job growth: 15%

Median salary: $70,000

17. Physical therapist

Last year's rank: 12

Projected job growth: 28%

Median salary: $85,400

18. Clinical laboratory technician

Last year's rank: New this year

Projected job growth: 13%

Median salary: $51,770

19. Podiatrist

Last year's rank: New this year

Projected job growth: 10%

Median salary: $127,740

20. Speech-language pathologist

Last year's rank: New this year

Projected job growth: 18%

Median salary: $76,610

21. Accountant

Last year's rank: New this year

Projected job growth: 10%

Median salary: $69,350

22. Financial manager

Last year's rank: New this year

Projected job growth: 19%

Median salary:  $125,080

Of course, the best job for you is the job you would be happiest doing. Find all jobs on Monster.

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