What do an orthodontist, accountant, and nurse practitioner have in common? They’re all great jobs. And while selecting a career is a personal decision, high-quality jobs typically share certain characteristics, including high wages, low unemployment, and good work-life balance. U.S. News’ list of the 100 best jobs highlights the professions that have those traits in common.
Median Salary: $120,700
Unemployment Rate: 2.1 percent
Expected Job Openings: 1,400
These medical professionals diagnose and treat problems in the feet and ankles. Podiatric medical school and advanced training are required to enter this field. Podiatrists ranked above surgeons (#16) and physicians (#19)
Susannah Snider, US News & World Report [1/25/26]