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U.S. News Ranks Software Development as the Best Job for 2018

Software developer workingIT staff outsourcing services will be more relevant in the future, as there would be around 253,400 jobs for software developers between 2016 and 2026, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Cloudxtension.com mentioned that this has led software development to rank on top of U.S. News’ list of the best jobs in the U.S. for 2018. The news and information company analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to create the list.

Demand for Jobs

It’s unsurprising that demand has been high for software developers due to the prevalence of modern technology. BLS said that this IT segment’s job growth will increase by more than 30%, which is the fastest average growth among all jobs.

U.S. News executive director Kim Castro attributed the increase to almost any company that looks for professionals “who can analyze and interpret data to solve problems.” Aside from job growth, U.S. News based its rankings on the median salary, employment rate, stress level, work-life balance and job prospects in the future. While software development may be the best job in all of these aspects, healthcare roles closely followed behind.

Best-Paying Jobs

Those who want a lucrative career in healthcare should consider being an anesthesiologist, which earns an average salary of $269,600, according to U.S. News. Other healthcare jobs, such as surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and orthodontists completed the top five best-paying jobs.

On the other hand, dentists have the best job the healthcare industry, followed by physician assistants. Nurse practitioners, orthodontists and pediatricians completed the top five. Healthcare jobs have been a perennial part of the U.S. News’ list due to the increasing demand for medical services.

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Demand plays an obvious role in the attractiveness of jobs in the IT and healthcare industries. For employers, consider outsourcing services to save on costs.

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