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Dentistry Tops List of 100 Jobs in Greatest Demand

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U.S. News & World Report has released its list of the Best Jobs of 2013. This annual ranking bases its selections on the U.S. Department of Labor’s predictions of the occupations that should have the greatest hiring demand from now until the year 2020.  

The list looked at employment growth as well as other factors to determine a job’s overall score. Those other considerations were: median salary, future job prospects, the unemployment rate, and the occupation’s estimated stress level and work-life balance.

Dentistry  comes in at the top of the U.S. News’ top 10 job picks for 2013. According to the publication, the field is expected to grow by 21.1% by 2020, with a median salary of $142,740. Coming in at No. 10,  Dental hygienists  show strong growth as practices hire more hygienists. They report that this field has a median salary of $69,280. 

Visit the  U.S. News & World Report  site to see the complete list of 100 best jobs. 

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