The physician specialties named best jobs in healthcare

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon was the physician specialty that ranked the highest in U.S. News and World Report's 2024 best job rankings released Jan. 10. 

The rankings take into account future prospects, wage potential, employment, job safety and stability and work-life balance using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Here are the physician specialties listed by their ranking out of 26 on the best jobs in healthcare list:

8. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

9. Psychiatrist

13. Anesthesiologist

14. OB-GYN

19. Podiatrist

22. Pediatrician


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