Accounting was ranked 16th in US News and World Report’s list of the 100 best jobs of 2015 and 3rd on the list of the best jobs in business.
To compile the list of best occupations U.S. News used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand between 2012 and 2022. Jobs were then scored using seven component measures: 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance.
The top 100 jobs, from the industries of business, creative, construction, health care, social services and technology, are then ranked based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates and job satisfaction. According to that recipe health care and technology jobs rise to the top – with seven out of the top 10 occupations in the health care sector (see table below). Dentist was named the best job of 2015.
Be that as it may, the job of accountant meets most of the factors that define a good job. According to the publication there are some “unequivocal factors” that define a good job: “The best jobs pay well. They challenge you without stressing you out too much. There’s room to grow and advance. Maybe most importantly, the best jobs are ones that are hiring.”
From dentist, to accountant, to middle school teacher and civil engineer, the occupations on U.S. News’ list of 100 Best Jobs of 2015 are ranked according to their ability to offer this elusive mix
The Labor Department predicts more than 166,000 new openings will be created in accountancy by 2022. Other jobs of note that were ranked include financial advisor (25); bookkeeping, accounting, audit clerk (40); financial analyst (65); financial manager (69); and compliance officer (84).
On the other metrics used to rank the best jobs, the job satisfaction in accounting is rated as good, upward mobility as high, stress levels as fair and flexibility as average.
Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S News said in a television interview that at lot of the best jobs for 2015 are hands-on jobs, and that is why the healthcare jobs are rising ahead of jobs in the techonolgy sector. “We need more physicians, we need more massage therapists for old people. All of that field is growing — population and then Obamacare, and everybody else needing a dentist in the next 20 years,” Kelly said.
U.S. News Best Jobs 2015 Rankings
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For the full list of 100 best jobs for 2015, click here.