Dentistry Top Occupation of 2015

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

US News & World Report Names Dentistry Best Occupation Of 2015.

On Tuesday, US News & World Report (1/14) unveiled its list of “The 25 Best Jobs of 2015,” with dentists topping the tally. Of dentists, US News & World Report says that the best “deftly balance patient care with turning a profit – what good is the most nurturing dentist in town if he or she never sees any patients?” The article adds, “before getting to that stage, they endure rigorous technical and practical training in a competitive dental program.”

        Dentists also top the US News & World Report (1/14) list of the top 36 healthcare jobs of 2015, and were noted in another related US News & World Report (1/13) article on the best paid professions by state.

        A handful of other outlets also reported on the US News analysis. TIME (1/14) reports that “the rankings are compiled by evaluating multiple criteria, including an occupation’s future growth prospects, median salary, employment rate, stress level and work-life balance.” TIME adds, “Dentists earn a median salary of $146,000 and the number of dental jobs available is expected to grow by almost 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.”

        The news was noted on several national morning shows, and the Today Show Online (1/14) also briefly reports on the show’s website that dentists topped the list.

        CNBC (1/14) also reports the story on its website.

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