Dentists rank No. 4 on U.S. News '100 Best Jobs'

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U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best Jobs list. The rankings encompass the best jobs across 15 categories, including the best-paying jobs in sectors like business and technology.

Dentists landed the No. 4 spot on the Best Jobs overall list. Orthodontists tied with nurse anesthetist, landing the No. 5 spot on the 100 Best Jobs overall list. Orthodontists also earned the No. 3 spot on U.S. News & World Reports' Best Health Care Jobs list.

"To calculate Best Jobs, U.S. News draws data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs with the greatest hiring demand. Jobs are 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," according to U.S. News & World Report.

Here are the top five occupations from the 100 Best Jobs list:

1. Software developer
2. Statistician
3. Physician Assistant
4. Dentist
5. Orthodontist
5. Nurse Anesthetist

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