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The 25 best jobs of 2018

US News & World Report -  Money Logo By Rebecca Koenig of US News & World Report - Money | Slide 1 of 26: Thanks to high salaries and increased demand for their services, health care professions dominate the Best Jobs of 2018 list. But even though they account for 20 of the 25 top careers, no doctor or nurse position beat the best profession of the year: software developer. The ubiquity of digital technology has made these career coders critical to modern life. Data for this list comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an arm of the federal Department of Labor. The highest median salary the agency records is $208,000, so some of the following professions may actually offer median annual incomes higher than that amount. Click here for more information about the methodology behind the list. Click through to see a countdown of the best careers and learn about each profession.

The 25 best jobs of 2018

Thanks to high salaries and increased demand for their services, health care professions dominate the Best Jobs of 2018 list. But even though they account for 20 of the 25 top careers, no doctor or nurse position beat the best profession of the year: software developer. The ubiquity of digital technology has made these career coders critical to modern life.

Data for this list comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an arm of the federal Department of Labor. The highest median salary the agency records is $208,000, so some of the following professions may actually offer median annual incomes higher than that amount. Click here for more information about the methodology behind the list.

Click through to see a countdown of the best careers and learn about each profession.
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