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Jobs in healthcare and technology dominate the U.S. News & World Report best jobs of 2013 rankings

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Jobs of 2013 rankings. The 100 occupations selected offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security, and span across six industries: business, construction, creative, healthcare, social services, and technology. The top 10 for 2013 are

The remainder of the rankings, as well as career profiles, are available at usnews.com/careers.

1. Dentist
2. Registered Nurse
3. Pharmacist
4. Computer Systems Analyst
5. Physician
6. Database Administrator
7. Software Developer
8. Physical Therapist
9. Web Developer
10. Dental Hygienist

By including rankings for the top professions, the Best Jobs of 2013 allow job seekers to better evaluate occupations that should most appeal to their needs and qualifications. A few jobs that made a showing on both the 2012 list and the new 2013 list include occupational therapist, school counselor, and civil engineer. New to the 2013 list are jobs like IT manager, dental hygienist, and market research analyst.

The jobs U.S. News selected are some of those expected to have the greatest hiring demand from now until the year 2020, as determined by the Labor Department. Employment growth was also a factor in determining each job’s overall score, as was median salary, future job prospects, unemployment rate, and the occupation’s estimated stress level and work-life balance. Best Jobs of 2013 job profiles contextualize this information while also providing tips from industry leaders on the proper training to pursue, how to get hired and advance, and what type of work environment to expect.

Source: U.S. News & World Report; www.usnews.com.