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Many health care professions rated among the best jobs

There are many different reasons a person may find a health care job to be a good and fulfilling career. A recent report underscores that health care jobs can have a lot going for them as a career choice.

The report, by U.S. News & World Report, includes a list of 2017’s 100 best jobs. The process of coming up with this list involved ranking the country’s highest demand (hiring-wise) jobs by looking at factors like: salary, employment rate, work-life balance, stress, future job prospects and expected future job growth.

Health care jobs did quite well on this list. For example, of the 10 jobs that got the highest overall ranks on this list, eight were from the health care field. The health care professions that cracked the top 10 were: dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, orthodontists, nurse anesthetists, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, and oral/maxillofacial surgeons.

What do you see as some of the best aspects of health care jobs?

While health care professions can make for great careers, this certainly does not mean they are free of difficulties. Being a nurse or a doctor has all kinds of challenging aspects. Among these are the complicated legal matters can arise in connection to such jobs. This includes issues regarding licensing, credentialing, employment contracts and non-compete agreements.

How such issues are handled can have significant professional implications for workers in the health care field. So, when these sorts of challenging legal issues come up for a doctor or nurse, what kind of legal guidance they have can matter quite a bit.

Sources: U.S. News & World Report, “How U.S. News Ranks the Best Jobs,” Jan. 11, 2017

U.S. News & World Report, “The 100 Best Jobs,” Accessed Jan. 17, 2017

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