What are the best jobs in America? I suppose the answer really depends on who you ask. According to CNN Money.com, the best jobs are those that provide "great pay and growth prospects." Care to see the list of 50 jobs? Let's start with the top 10:
1 Systems EngineerNotice how 3 out of the 10 are in the health care field? If you continue down the list, you'll also see Anesthesiologist (#11), Pharmacist (#13), Occupational Therapist (#14), Nurse Anesthetist (#15), Physician/General Practice (#19), Physician/Obstetrician/Gynecologist (#22), Clinical Psychologist (#23), Psychiatrist (#24), and the list just goes on...
2 Physician Assistant
3 College Professor
4 Nurse Practitioner
5 Information Technology Project Manager
6 Certified Public Accountant
7 Physical Therapist
8 Computer/Network Security Consultant
9 Intelligence Analyst
10 Sales Director
To see the complete list of the "best jobs in America," click here.
Do you feel like you have a "best job?" How is your job satisfaction? You could have a nice salary and you could even have growth potential, but that doesn't define a great job in my opinion. You need to find satisfaction in your work and you also need to consider your stress level and the impact on your personal life. How important is work-life balance to you?
One of the biggest reasons why physicians are choosing to leave clinical medicine is because they want to reduce stress and improve their work-life balance. Many are even willing to reduce their potential income if they can be happier.