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Top 10 Best Jobs in 2013

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In my last blog post, I talked about the 60th best job in 2013– Technical Writing. But what about the top 10 best jobs in 2013?

Comcast released a list of top 200 different jobs in the U.S based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. The data for this report came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies in the U.S.

Best Jobs in 2013

1. Actuary

Interprets statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters.

  • Overall Score: 123.00
  • Income: $91,211.00

  • Work Environment:
    44.000

  • Stress:
    16.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    29.11

2. Biomedical Engineer

Anazlyes and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

  • Overall Score: 133.00
  • Income: $85,163.00

  • Work Environment:
    49.000

  • Stress:
    16.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    62.63

3. Software Engineer

Researches, designs, develops and maintains software systems along with hardware development for medical, scientific, and industrial purposes.

  • Overall Score: 136.00
  • Income: $89,147.00

  • Work Environment:
    49.000

  • Stress:
    12.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    17.67

4. Audiologist

Diagnoses and treats hearing problems by attempting to discover the range, nature, and degree of hearing function.

  • Overall Score: 140.00
  • Income: $68,135.00

  • Work Environment:
    52.000

  • Stress:
    9.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    37.35

5. Financial Planner

Related to careers in portfolio management, the financial planner offers a broad range of services aimed at assisting individuals in managing and planning their financial future.

  • Overall Score: 159.00
  • Income: $107,222.00

  • Work Environment:
    49.000

  • Stress:
    19.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    32.22

6. Dental Hygienist

Clean teeth, examine patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

  • Overall Score: 161.00
  • Income: $69,107.00

  • Work Environment:
    53.000

  • Stress:
    12.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    36.07

7. Occupational Therapist

Develops individualized programs of activity for mentally, physically, developmentally and emotionally impaired persons, to aid them in achieving self-reliance.

  • Overall Score: 166.00
  • Income: $74,108.00

  • Work Environment:
    52.000

  • Stress:
    13.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    32.08

8. Optometrist

Diagnoses visual disorders and prescribes and administers corrective and rehabilitative treatments.

  • Overall Score: 190.00
  • Income: $95,254.00

  • Work Environment:
    53.000

  • Stress:
    17.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    35.54

9. Physical Therapist

Plans and directs treatment to improve mobility and alleviate pain in persons disabled by injury or disease.

  • Overall Score: 199.00
  • Income: $78,102.00

  • Work Environment:
    58.000

  • Stress:
    14.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    38.02

10. Computer Systems Analyst

Develops computer systems for businesses and scientific institutions.

  • Overall Score: 212.00
  • Income: $79,145.00

  • Work Environment:
    45.000

  • Stress:
    16.000

  • Hiring Outlook:
    20.45

Technical Writing was once the 13th best job but it slipped away to the 60th position this year. Do you think it will ever get ranked in the top ten jobs? I am eager to hear your views about this negative trend. Leave a comment and let me know.

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One response to “Top 10 Best Jobs in 2013

  1. Craig March 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I’d have to know why technical writing lost its spot to begin with, in order to guess when and if it might regain its position.

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