100 Best Jobs

No single job suits all of us, but many of the best ones have a few attributes in common: They pay... READ MORE
No single job suits all of us, but many of the best ones have a few attributes in common: They pay well, challenge us year after year, match our talents and skills, aren't too stressful, offer room to advance throughout our careers, and provide a satisfying work-life balance. Job seekers also often consider whether a position is in demand. U.S. News used these qualities to rank the 100 Best Jobs of 2022. You can also explore the best paying jobs and other more specific career rankings. For more information on how we rank, read the Best Jobs Methodology.

Here are the best jobs of 2022:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial Manager

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  1. Information Security Analyst

    #1 in 100 Best Jobs

    As concern about cybersecurity grows, so does the demand for information security analysts. It is the duty of these professionals to prepare and carry out security measures that protect a company’s computer networks and systems. Read More

  2. Nurse Practitioner

    #2 in 100 Best 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

  3. Physician Assistant

    #3 in 100 Best Jobs

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

  4. Health care systems are like well-oiled machines, and it’s the job of medical and health services managers to keep all the parts running. These professionals might hire staff members, manage budgets, create goals for a department and increase the efficiency of health services, as well as manage a practice for a group of doctors, manage a medical facility or manage a department. Read More

  5. Software Developer

    #5 in 100 Best Jobs

    Software developers need to be innovative, creative and, of course, technical in order to succeed in this field. They might write new code or fix bugs in code to make it work better. Read More

  6. Data Scientist

    #6 in 100 Best Jobs

    Data scientists use technology to glean insights from large amounts of data they collect. Read More

  7. Financial Manager

    #7 in 100 Best Jobs

    If financial managers were doctors, the financial success of their organization would be a testimony to their treatment. These business professionals create financial reports, coordinate investment activity and develop long-term financial strategies for companies. Read More

  8. Statistician

    #8 in 100 Best Jobs

    Statistics is the science of using data to make decisions. This is relevant in almost all fields of work and there are many opportunities for employment. Read More

  9. Lawyer

    #9 in 100 Best Jobs

    While not all legal proceedings resemble a scene from “Law & Order,” law is still an exciting profession. Lawyers both advise and represent clients in settings ranging from courts to government agency buildings. Lawyers also research and analyze legal issues; interpret laws, rulings and regulations; and present facts and argue on behalf of clients. Read More

  10. Speech-Language Pathologist

    #10 in 100 Best 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