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Best Jobs in America 2018

Best Jobs in America 2018
Post Trump there has been but a marginal increase in jobs, but unemployment rates have gone down in 2017, and can be hoped to go down further. The industries that have shown growth are finance, technology, and health, but when it comes to selecting the best jobs, there seems to be no single criterion.
CareerStint Staff
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017
For every individual, the definition of best job may vary significantly. Some of us want fat salaries irrespective of job satisfaction. Various others among us look for job security, peace at work and more job satisfaction. To come up with a list of top jobs for 2018, we need some fixed standards, right? Only then, it is possible to judge various professions as the best or worst.
What Determines the Best Jobs
Be it a corporate tycoon or an average employer, there are some basic factors that everyone wants in a profession. It's human nature to look forward to a job that offers stability, challenges, growth opportunities, high salaries and a chance to contribute to the community. Some parameters that each one of us will look for while we're on a job search are as follows.
Factors That Determine Dream Jobs
The following factors determine whether the job is the best for you or not -
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Salary Range
  • Career Outlook
  • Stress
  • Work Environment
Job Satisfaction
Job satisfaction is a relative term and it depends on personal choices. But almost each of us will love to work in a profession that makes us feel happy and productive. If you are enjoying what you do, it is certainly the best job, at least for you.
Salary Range
It matters a lot and often the most! Who won't wish to earn fat salaries? A high paying job is mostly preferred by everyone.
Career Outlook
You don't want to be stuck in the same position for years, right? Either you want to keep learning new things and improve your profile, or at least, you'll expect a pay rise after some time. Growth is what every professional expects from a profession.
Stress
NO profession is stress free. Given the workload these days, a teacher is just as stressed as a pilot. But then certainly, there is some ease in several jobs. Being a writer for example, someone may find it extremely simple, free of any stress.

But those who're in sales and marketing have to be always on their toes and it's very stressful. Stress is composed of both factors: Physical and psychological. When I say stress, it only means, some ease in working and not negligible stress.
Work Environment
While you are working in an air conditioned office, someone may have to work in a coal mine for hours. Definitely, we all wish to have a comfortable work environment. A peaceful work environment reduces stress, and increases productivity.
The intent of this list is to highlight the fact, that these are some jobs which will be in high demand in the future. And certainly, they're best when rated on the factors discussed above.

We have included wages of all these professions so that you can get an idea about earning potential of these professions. The data for salaries have been selected from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) website.
Best Jobs In America 2018
Here is the list of the top 5 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS). Let's see which sector suits you the best.
Jobs in the Service Industries
With the world going online, service providers have a major role to play. According to the BLS the service provider industry is projected to add 14.6 million jobs in the span of 10 years (2008-2018). This is what ensures the availability of jobs with a good payment. You may wanna brush up your management skills since one of the top service needs is management followed by science and technology.
Jobs In Training and Education
People today are more inclined towards learning new things than ever and pocket friendly online courses just makes it easier. According to the BLS the occupations that requires a post secondary degree is expected to account for half of all the new jobs.

The companies need more qualified and competent trainers, and the education sector is on its mission to educated and empower all. This job has growth by leaps and bounds and will keep growing in the future.
Registered Nurses
The health sector is soaring by the year. With pollution on a new high its hard for people to maintain a healthy and fit life. On the other hand, advancement in the medical field has given a boon of sustaining life for a good number of year post retirement.

This has resulted in an increase in senior citizens and hence a need of constant medical assistance. The BLS has projected to add 582,000 jobs for nurses which makes it one of the best jobs.
Jobs in Environmental Consulting and Technology
The energy industry is one of the fastest growing industries. The BLS prediction for the energy sectors are wild and shows true promise. The world is in desperate need for switching to a renewable source of energy and across the globe you can see companies pouring millions to reduce their carbon footprints and give the world an alternative.

In the coming year the field will be in more demand than ever which makes the jobs in this field one of the best.
Jobs in Home Health Aids
The jobs in the field of home care aides and personal and home health aids is projected to grow by 836,700 in the period 2008-2018 as stated by the BLS. The substantial growth in the number of senior citizens has resulted in exponential job vacancies.

On the charts of BLS this sector has shown the most promise of all. So if you have a degree or are currently pursuing one in the relevant field then its time to rejoice.
A Word of Advice
The world's worst or best jobs depend much on our individual preferences and the way we form our opinions about our jobs. Unless we're not working on an island, aloof from the world, with minimum possible resources to survive, we shouldn't be complaining because every job has its own merits and demerits.

At a certain stage, every job can appear to be monotonous and routine work. It depends on us how we excel in a profession, increase our benchmark of excellence and find new avenues of innovation in it, that gives the peaks to the monotonous note. Without that attitude towards work, job satisfaction in any work is rarely possible. Maybe you're under tremendous stress, sitting in your cabin to take a decision that would write the destiny of your company in the coming years.

But then you have an air conditioner and a top class office in the world. What about an underground welder, deep in water, fixing some metal rods and joining them? What has he to complain? Many things, right? But then a job, be it of a CEO or of a sweeper has its own share of highs and lows. We win some, we lose some.

Many readers must have been surprised to find the jobs they do, not in the list. Understand that this list was created after considering various factors and so it may not include many professions. Be it maths, statistics, medical sciences, computers, IT or humanities, scope of great career opportunities exist everywhere. All we got to do is to make sincere efforts to achieve the required qualifications and prove our skills.