If you want to make a career move this year, U.S. News & World Report's Best 100 Jobs of 2017 list is a great place to start! 

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Best jobs of 2017

The annual report looked at occupations with the greatest hiring demand and ranked them based on a number of factors that are generally important to employees:

  • Median salary
  • Employment rate
  • 10-Year growth volume
  • 10-Year growth percentage
  • Job prospects
  • Stress level
  • Work-life balance

Of the 100 best jobs, 52 are in health-related fields. Dentist ranked #1 overall, followed immediately by nurse practitioner and physician assistant.

It’s worth mentioning that health care jobs are also some of the best paying.

"Health care jobs often require a human element, so they can't be exported or entirely replaced by robots – at least not yet," said Susannah Snider, personal finance editor at U.S. News. "Continued growth in the health care sector, low unemployment rates and high salaries make these jobs especially desirable. Plus, individuals can pursue a range of health care positions that require varying levels of skill and education."

We’ve narrowed down U.S. News & World Report’s list to the top 25, which you can see below. 

1. Dentist

  • 23,300 projected jobs
  • $152,700 median salary
  • 0.1% unemployment rate

2. Nurse Practitioner

  • 44,700 projected jobs
  • $98,190 median salary
  • 0.7% unemployment rate

3. Physician Assistant

  • 28,700 projected jobs
  • $98,180 median salary
  • 0.6% unemployment rate

4. Statistician

  • 10,100 projected jobs
  • $80,110 median salary
  • 0.8% unemployment rate

5. Orthodontist

  • 1,500 projected jobs
  • $187,200 median salary
  • 0.1% unemployment rate

6. Nurse Anesthetist

  • 7,400 projected jobs
  • $157,140 median salary
  • 0.7% unemployment rate

7. Pediatrician

  • 3,600 projected jobs
  • $170,300 median salary
  • 0.6% unemployment rate

8. Computer Systems Analyst

  • 118,600 projected jobs
  • $85,800 median salary
  • 2.4% unemployment rate

9. (tie) Obstetrician and Gynecologist

  • 4,300 projected jobs
  • $187,200 median salary
  • 0.6% unemployment rate

9. (tie) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • 1,200 projected jobs
  • $187,200 median salary
  • 0.6% unemployment rate

11. Optometrist

  • 11,000 projected jobs
  • $103,900 median salary
  • 1.6% unemployment rate

12. Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • 14,100 projected jobs
  • $57,870 median salary
  • 0.6% unemployment rate

13. Software Developer

  • 135,300 projected jobs
  • $98,260 median salary
  • 2.0% unemployment rate

14. Surgeon

  • 9,100 projected jobs
  • $187,200 median salary
  • 0.6% unemployment rate

15. Nurse Midwife

  • 1,300 projected jobs
  • $92,510 median salary
  • 0.7% unemployment rate

16. Physical Therapist

  • 71,800 projected jobs
  • $84,020 median salary
  • 1.1% unemployment rate

17. (tie) Anesthesiologist

  • 7,100 projected jobs
  • $187,200 median salary
  • 1.7% unemployment rate

17. (tie) Physician

  • 5,100 projected jobs
  • $187,200 median salary
  • 0.6% unemployment rate

17. (tie) Psychiatrist

  • 4,200 projected jobs
  • $187,200 median salary
  • 1.2% unemployment rate

20. Mathematician

  • 700 projected jobs
  • $111,110 median salary
  • 0.8% unemployment rate

21. Prosthodontist

  • 100 projected jobs
  • $119,740 median salary
  • 0.1% unemployment rate

22. Registered Nurse

  • 439,300 projected jobs
  • $67,490 median salary
  • 1.5% unemployment rate

23. Occupational Therapist

  • 30,400 projected jobs
  • $80,150 median salary
  • 1.3% unemployment rate

24. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

  • 16,000 projected jobs
  • $68,970 median salary
  • 0.4% unemployment rate

25. Podiatrist

  • 1,400 projected jobs
  • $119,340 median salary
  • 1.7% unemployment rate

See all 100 jobs here.

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CareerBuilder's 2017 job forecast

If you’ve been looking for a new job for a while, you should know that the hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade, according to CareerBuilder's annual job forecast.

You can expect about 40% of employers to hire full-time, permanent workers over the next year.

And of those employers planning to hire, some of the hot areas for hiring will be: information technology, customer service, production, sales and administrative.

Here are five other trends to watch for in 2017: 

1. Pressure to offer higher pay: Two-thirds of employers plan to increase salaries on initial job offers, with 30% of employers increasing it by 5% or more.

2. Job seekers must emphasize soft skills: The majority of hiring managers place importance on skills associated with one’s personality, like a positive attitude.

3. You may not receive a phone call: More than 40% of employers will reach out to candidates through text messages to schedule interviews.

4. Keep up with Facebook and Twitter: Roughly 60% of employers expect employees to have social media experience.

5. No experience, no problem: More than half of employers said they will hire and train workers who don’t have experience in their field.

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