Physicians Top the List

Physicians Top the List of U.S. News’ 2015 “Best Jobs” Report

According to the U.S. News & World Report, jobs in health care and technology are among the best to land in 2015.

Physician jobs in particular topped the charts this year. The report ranks physicians as:

  • #1 in the Best-Paying Jobs category
  • #3 in Best Health Care Jobs
  • #4 in the entire 100 Best Jobs list

The Physician job profile featured in the report reads:

…medicine is a career that offers great opportunities and potential. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics agrees, projecting that employment for physicians and surgeons will jump nearly 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, which translates to about 123,300 job openings. An aging population with increasing health concerns and health reform that will lead more Americans to health care services is driving this demand.

According to the report, while physician salaries vary in the U.S., general internists earned a median salary of $186,850 and an average salary of $188,440. The article cites a few places in the country that pay physicians particularly well: Wilmington, North Carolina; Wichita, Kansas; and Tallahassee, Florida.

To see the complete list of Best Jobs for 2015, read the full report.