Psychiatrist named 12th best job in healthcare, per US News

The role of psychiatrist was named the 12th best job in healthcare, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2023 best job rankings released Jan. 10. 

U.S. News staff identified jobs with the largest number and percentage of projected openings from 2021 to 2031, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Then each career was assigned a weighted average score out of 10 based on the following component factors: median salary, unemployment rate, 10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance. 

Mental health counselors tied with psychiatrists on the overall list, both landing in the 32nd spot. Psychologists ranked 49th.


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