What are the best medical careers and science jobs?

Find out which job titles made our list.


The medical and science field offers some of the best career opportunities in the country and in today’s economy. In fact, in their rankings of the 100 Best Jobs, U.S. News and World Report included more than 40 medical and science careers overall, with three in the top 10 alone.

Clearly, working in the medical field or in the science industry can be extremely appealing, and a big part of that appeal is the generous salaries that professionals take home. Check out our infographic for some of the top-paying medical careers and science jobs today!
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Registered Nurses top the list of the best medical careers.

Registered Nurses claim the top spot in our list of the best medical careers. They enjoy flexible schedules, generous benefits packages, and the ability to work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing facilities, in the homes of patients, and more.

What’s more, the field is growing, expanding by 45 percent over the next 10 years. Of course, in exchange for the perks and great job security, registered nurses are expected to work long hours and often operate in high-pressure situations.

Biomedical engineers have the best careers in science.

Biomedical engineers can work almost anywhere – in hospitals, research facilities, schools, government agencies, and even in corporate marketing departments. With a unique mix of skills that blends engineering with medical, these professionals are in tremendous demand, and they earn an average annual salary of $97,000.

To become a biomedical engineer, a master’s degree is often required, at minimum. However, this extensive education can pay off in the form a challenging and dynamic career.

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