For whatever reason, you have chosen a career in dentistry. Maybe it was to help people or to use your hands or to simply have a rewarding career. No matter your reason, you have chosen a great profession now more than ever.
The U.S. News ranks the top 100 jobs every year to help job-seekers in determining their best moves. Most of us already knew Dentistry was the best profession, but how did U.S. News come to the decision it was the number 1 job in America?
The report is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The initial search is for jobs with the greatest hiring demand from now until 2020. Then, U.S. News scores each of these jobs based on the following criteria: 10-Year Growth Volume, 10-Year Growth Percentage, Median Salary, Employment Rate, Future Job Prospects, Stress Level, and Work-Life Balance.
As you can imagine, Dentistry ranks high in all of these categories. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of 21% for dentists between 2010 and 2020 for dentists. This is good news for those of us who are continually told dentists are not retiring.
Not only is Dentist a top job, but Dental Hygienist ranked #10 on the list.
When you’re tired of studying endless hours or repeating assignments multiple times, just remember there is a bright light at the end of the four years and it’s a career in the current #1 profession in the country.
What excites you most about your future in dentistry?
~Katie Sowa, Houston ’15, Electronic Editor