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Dentistry and orthodontics among top 10 'best jobs'

January 08, 2019 Dentists have one of the best jobs in the country, at least according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings of "100 Best Jobs."

Dentist came in at No. 4 while orthodontist came in at No. 5 (tied with nurse anesthetist) and oral and maxillofacial surgeon was among a four-way tie for No. 9 along with obstetrician and gynecologist, physician and prosthodontist. Software developer was ranked the No. 1 best job, according to the list, which is ranked based on salary, employment rate, growth volume and stress level, among other factors.

Dentist also came in at No. 2 for best health care jobs, just below physician assistant. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons claimed No. 3 for best paying job, with a $208,000 median salary, according to U.S. News & World Report. Meanwhile, dental hygienist was No. 2 for best health care support job.

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