Best jobs in America in 2022

Best jobs in America in 2022

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1. Information Security Analyst

Industry: Technology Median Salary: $103,590 Unemployment Rate: 1.2% Job Growth: 33%, or 47,100 new jobs by 2030 If your personal information has never been compromised in a data breach, information security analysts are to thank. These cybersecurity experts make sure hackers and cyberattacks don’t infiltrate the 

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1. Information Security Analyst

information systems and networks of banks, financial institutions, health care organizations and anywhere else that uses cloud-based services.

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2. Nurse Practitioner

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $111,680 Unemployment Rate: 1.2% Job Growth: 52%, or 114,900 new jobs by 2030 Nurse practitioners, also called advanced practice registered nurses, are registered nurses who have similar duties to physicians and provide both primary and specialty care. They record patients’ 

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symptoms, perform physical exams, diagnose health problems, prescribe medications and more, typically focusing their care for specific populations of people — pediatric or geriatric health, for example. NPs work closely with physicians and other health care professionals as needed.

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3. Physician Assistant

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $115,390 Unemployment Rate: 1.4% Job Growth: 31%, or 40,100 new jobs by 2030 The job of a physician assistant is very similar to that of a doctor or internist. They diagnose and treat patients, prescribe medication, help with surgeries and perform certain procedures in various areas of medicine.

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3. Physician Assistant

The biggest difference is that a PA’s specific duties and the degree of how they’re supervised by physicians vary by state, according to the BLS. In underserved communities, physician assistants may serve as the primary care providers, working in more of a collaborative role with a physician.

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4. Medical and Health Services Manager

Industry: Business Median Salary: $104,280 Unemployment Rate: 2.2% Job Growth: 33%, or 139,600 new jobs by 2030 Medical and health services managers run medical practices and health care service providers such as nursing homes, hospitals and clinics. Their duties include hiring staff, monitoring budgets, 

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keeping and organizing facility records and more.  Also called health care executives or administrators, they ensure all operations run smoothly and that the organization is providing the best quality care and following all regulations and laws.

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5. Software Developer

Industry: Technology Median Salary: $110,140 Unemployment Rate: 3% Job Growth: 22%, or 409,500 new jobs by 2030 Apps are ubiquitous in everyday life. From checking bank account balances, connecting with friends on social media or ordering takeout, just about everyone takes advantage of the work done by software 

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5. Software Developer

developers. Software developers design user-friendly computer software and smartphone applications. These professionals are creative and detail-oriented, testing and perfecting apps until they’re as seamless as possible for the best user experience.

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6. Data Scientist

Industry: Technology Median Salary: $98,230 Unemployment Rate: 2% Industry: Technology Median Salary: $98,230 Unemployment Rate: 2% Job Growth: 31.4%, or 19,800 new jobs by 2030 Data scientists are statisticians. They are inquisitive and have a knack for numbers but also combine 

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software programming and computer learning to do their jobs. The role involves using programming languages, such as Python and R, to extract and log data. They then analyze and identify trends and patterns within that data to improve performance and productivity within a company.

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7. Financial Manager

Industry: Business Median Salary: $134,180 Unemployment Rate: 2.9% Job Growth: 17%, or 118,200 new jobs by 2030 Financial managers work closely with the top executives of a company to help them make tough financial decisions and ensure an organization is meeting its money goals. They work well with numbers and 

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people, as they analyze finance reports and are able to verbalize findings and share ideas on how to better make a profit and cut costs.

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8. Statistician

Industry: Business Median Salary: $92,270 Unemployment Rate: 2% Job Growth: 35%, or 14,900 new jobs by 2030 Statisticians work closely with numbers, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. They work in a range of industries from government to health care to education and research; they may also collaborate in teams 

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among scientists, engineers and other specialists, according to the BLS.

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9. Lawyer

Industry: Social services Median Salary: $126,930 Unemployment Rate: 1.1% Job Growth: 9%, or 71,500 new jobs by 2030 Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses and government agencies on legal issues and disputes in court. After researching and analyzing a legal issue, they gather and coordinate with clients and 

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present the facts — verbally and in writing — on their behalf, making strong communication skills a key characteristic of a good lawyer.

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10. Speech-Language Pathologist

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $80,480 Unemployment Rate: 2.5% Job Growth: 29%, or 45,400 new jobs by 2030 Speech-language pathologists help children and adults who have difficulty speaking or swallowing. These disorders may be caused by a variety of reasons, including stroke, developmental delay, autism or 

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Parkinson’s disease. Speech-language pathologists, or speech therapists, evaluate a patient’s ability to speak and swallow and implement treatment plans.

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11. Physician

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $208,000 Unemployment Rate: 0.7% Job Growth: 5%, or 18,700 new jobs by 2030 Doctors care for patients through colds, pregnancy, heart attacks and other illnesses and conditions. Physicians examine patients, order tests, treat a variety of illnesses, prescribe medications and more, all to 

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the betterment of a patient’s health and well-being.

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12. Registered Nurse

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $75,330 Unemployment Rate: 2.4% Job Growth: 9%, or 276,800 new jobs by 2030 Talking with a registered nurse is typically the first interaction a patient has in a doctor’s office. These health care professionals assess and record a patient’s conditions, symptoms and vital signs 

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before a doctor observes the patient. Afterward, they set up plans for patient care, help administer medicines and other treatment, and offer advice for how to best treat illnesses or injuries.

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13. IT Manager

Industry: Technology Median Salary: $151,150 Unemployment Rate: 2.9% Job Growth: 11%, or 52,700 new jobs by 2030 Information technology managers, also called computer and information systems managers, work with a company’s leadership to direct the organization’s computer needs. They make sure a 

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company’s hardware, software, networks and systems are securely maintained and upgraded as necessary. IT managers may oversee other tech professionals, such as software developers, analysts and computer support specialists.

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14. Market Research Analyst

Industry: Business Median Salary: $65,810 Unemployment Rate: 5.2% Job Growth: 22%, or 163,600 new jobs by 2030 Market research analysts are on the pulse of what consumers want — who will buy which products and at what price. They conduct research and analysis on sales trends, gather information about 

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consumer demographics, buying habits and opinions, and show their findings to clients through graphs, charts and reports. The work of a market research analyst helps businesses determine better ways to sell a product or service.

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15. Operations Research Analyst

Industry: Business Median Salary: $86,200 Unemployment Rate: 1.8% Job Growth: 25%, or 25,600 new jobs by 2030 Operations research analysts are the problem-solvers who help organizations run smoothly and determine the best business decisions by managing and evaluating data. Depending on their areas of 

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focus — whether it’s business, logistics, health care or elsewhere — operations research analysts may do it all, including determining how to allocate resources, creating production schedules, managing the supply chain or setting product prices.

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16. Respiratory Therapist

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $62,810 Unemployment Rate: 1.4% Job Growth: 23%, or 31,100 new jobs by 2030 Respiratory therapists help those who have difficulty with the most essential human function: breathing. They treat patients with heart and lung problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis or 

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16. Respiratory Therapist

sleep apnea, and may also be seen in emergency situations helping patients dealing with heart attacks, stroke or shock. They can perform tests to measure lung capacity, create treatment plans alongside physicians, and even teach patients and their families how to use ventilators and other equipment and medication.

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17. Management Analyst

Industry: Business Median Salary: $87,660 Unemployment Rate: 4.8% Job Growth: 14%, or 124,400 new jobs by 2030 Company leaders need to know that their organizations are making a profit and working efficiently. Management analysts, or management consultants, are the right 

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professionals for analyzing how a company operates and determining how it can remain competitive in the market.

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18. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $208,000 Unemployment Rate: 0.7% Job Growth: 8%, or 400 new jobs by 2030 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists who specialize in surgeries of the mouth, face and jaw. They perform wisdom teeth removals, repair cleft lips, administer anesthesia, oversee cosmetic surgery and may 

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18. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

manage patients with head, neck or oral cancers.

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19. Nurse Anesthetist

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $183,580 Unemployment Rate: N/A Job Growth: 13%, or 5,600 new jobs by 2030 If you’ve ever been asleep during a medical procedure and experienced as little discomfort as possible throughout the process, you likely have a nurse anesthetist to thank. These advanced practice registered 

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nurses administer local or general anesthesia before, during or after surgeries, making sure to note any patient allergies and illnesses and monitor vital signs.

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20. Actuary

Industry: Business Median Salary: $111,030 Unemployment Rate: N/A Job Growth: 25%, or 6,800 new jobs by 2030 Actuaries are math whizzes who use statistics and financial theory to estimate financial risks and help businesses mitigate them. With their calculated findings, they create digestible charts, tables and 

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reports to help their clients — ranging from executives, government officials, shareholders and more — understand their proposals.  Most actuaries work at insurance companies where they specialize in a specific field such as health, life, or property and casualty insurance. These professionals .

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are also employed by the finance and government sectors, according to the BLS

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21. Logistician

Industry: Business Median Salary: $76,270 Unemployment Rate: 3.8% Job Growth: 30%, or 56,400 new jobs by 2030 Logisticians are supply chain experts, directing the movement of people, goods and more in almost every field imaginable. When natural disasters hit, logisticians coordinate cleanup and 

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21. Logistician

rehabilitation efforts. They make sure everything runs smoothly, ensuring a company has all the right tools, supplies and people needed to complete a task. The largest employers of these organized, problem-solving professionals include manufacturing companies, the federal government, and professional, scientific and technical services, according to the BLS.

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22. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Industry: Health care support Median Salary: $75,920 Unemployment Rate: 1.4% Job Growth: 19%, or 14,400 new jobs by 2030 Knowing the sex of a child through an ultrasound is possible through the work of diagnostic medical sonographers, who knowledgeably operate imaging equipment to reveal images — 

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either sonograms or ultrasounds — of the body’s organs and tissues. These professionals work closely with physicians and surgeons to diagnose medical conditions.

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23. Veterinarian

Industry: Health care Median Salary: $99,250 Unemployment Rate: 0.8% Job Growth: 17%, or 14,500 new jobs by 2030 Veterinarians are doctors who care for the health of man’s best friend and all of creature kind. They perform surgeries, treat wounds, vaccinate, test for diseases and euthanize animals. Vets work in animal 

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clinics and hospitals, but may also work on farms or ranches, or in labs, zoos and even slaughterhouses and food processing plants to ensure the health of animals.

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24. Marketing Manager

Industry: Sales and marketing Median Salary: $142,170 Unemployment Rate: 4.7% Job Growth: 10%, or 29,400 new jobs by 2030 Marketing managers research and monitor trends to estimate the demand for something in order to plan marketing campaigns for selling a particular product. They look at potential markets and often 

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work on pricing strategies to ensure a company is on track for maximum profit.

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25. Patrol Officer

Median Salary: $65,540 Unemployment Rate: 0.8% Job Growth: 7%, or 48,600 new jobs by 2030 Patrol officers are public service workers who protect their local communities by surveilling streets and responding to incident reports. Keeping a community safe from public safety threats comes at an expense for these 

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law enforcement officers, who work long hours and have a high rate of job-related injuries as they may encounter life-threatening situations on the job. A more tedious part of the role includes writing up detailed paperwork documenting each incident.

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