Best Health Care Jobs

We're always striving for better health, and the people who hold some of the jobs on our 2022 Best... READ MORE
We're always striving for better health, and the people who hold some of the jobs on our 2022 Best Health Care Jobs list can help you breathe, eat, walk, speak, hear, move and see better. They can also help patients prevent disease, illness and injury, as well as diagnose, fight and treat illness. Many of the highest-paying jobs are among the Best Health Care Jobs. Dentist, physician assistant, orthodontist and nurse practitioner are among the jobs on this list. For more information on how we rank, read the Best Jobs Methodology.
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  1. Nurse Practitioner

    #1 in Best Health Care Jobs

    Nurse practitioners perform a lot of the same duties as physicians; they perform physical exams, order lab tests and analyze results, prescribe medicines and authorize treatments. These professionals usually have a specialty, such as adult and geriatric health, pediatric health or mental health. Read More

  2. Physician Assistant

    #2 in Best Health Care Jobs

    Physician assistants diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, assist in surgeries, perform procedures and guide patients. Read More

  3. Speech-Language Pathologist

    #3 in Best Health Care Jobs

    Those in this profession work to diagnose and treat a variety of speech and language difficulties and can work in a number of settings. Read More

  4. Physician

    #4 in Best Health Care Jobs

    Physicians provide preventative care but also treat and diagnose a range of illnesses in their patients. Schooling and competition is intense for all types of doctors but the payoff is high. Read More

  5. Registered Nurse

    #5 in Best Health Care Jobs

    A registered nurse has a wide range of responsibilities, from giving medicine to performing medical procedures. Read More

  6. Respiratory Therapist

    #6 in Best Health Care Jobs

    This occupation requires only an associate degree for entry and can be both challenging and gratifying. Respiratory therapists examine and treat those who have breathing disorders or respiratory diseases. Read More

  7. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    #7 in Best Health Care Jobs

    From repairing cleft lips and palates to taking care of impacted teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate specifically on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck and head. Read More

  8. Nurse Anesthetist

    #8 in Best Health Care Jobs

    As a type of advanced practice registered nurse, nurse anesthetists work with patients regarding anesthetic treatment before, during and after surgery, as well as with therapy or other medical procedures that use anesthesia. Read More

  9. Veterinarian

    #9 in Best Health Care Jobs

    An average day as a veterinarian might include performing surgeries or setting broken bones for animals. One must-have skill is communication. Vets routinely interact with animal owners and support staff. Read More

  10. Physical Therapist

    #10 in Best Health Care Jobs

    The role of a physical therapist is to help patients manage and treat injuries or long-term illnesses by examining them and developing a plan that helps them increase mobility and lessen pain. Read More