What is the best job in the world? If you answered “the job Ihave now,” congratulations!

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Fortunately for everyone else, in its massive 2016jobs research piece, U.S. News & World Report set out to findwhich ones are The Best.

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This means not just best-paying jobs, but best-paying jobs with(relatively) less stress, more work-life balance, and lots ofpotential for job growth. (Note that the Bureau of LaborStatistics considers average job growth to be 7 percent--most ofthe jobs listed below are looking at way more growth than that.)

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After the statistics were crunched and ranked and adjusted (someof these jobs are actually really stressful), many health care jobs topped the list.

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Read: Top 25 companies to work for

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Aspects in their favor were high pay and, in many cases, animpending shortage of workers in certain specialties. And a growingneed for their services.

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However, as you’ll see, not all of the best jobs are medical.Here are the top 10 best jobs for 2016.

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10. TIE: Obstetrician-Gynecologist | Oral andMaxillofacial Surgeon

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Obstetrician-Gynecologist

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Median annual salary: $187,199

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Bottom line duty: Catching babies andmonitoring/treating women’s overall reproductive health, duringpregnancy and beyond.

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Stress level: Above average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Belowaverage

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 18 percent between2014 and 2024 with 4,300 new jobs.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Median annual salary: $187,199

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Bottom line duty: Specialists who treat defectsand problems with hard and soft tissues above the collarbone, infront of the ears, using surgery.

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Stress level: Above average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Belowaverage

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 18 percent between2014 and 2024, with 1,200new jobs.

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9. Anesthesiologist

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Median annual salary: $187,199

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Bottom line duty: Doctors who keep patientsalive during surgical/medical procedures in a semi-comatose orcomatose state induced by drugs or gasses.

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Stress level: High

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Low

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 21 percent from2014 to 2024, with 7,100 new jobs.

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Photo: AP

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8. Pediatrician

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Median annual salary: $163,350

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Bottom line duty: Make sure kids survivechildhood.

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Stress level: Above average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Average

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 10 percent from2014 to 2024, with 3,600 new jobs.

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7. Psychiatrist

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Median annual salary: $181,880

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Bottom line duty: Physicians concerned with themind and mental health, whose tools are therapy, hospitalization,and pharmaceuticals.

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Stress level: Above average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Average

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 15 percent from2014 to 2024, with 4,200 new jobs.

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Photo: AP

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6. Nurse Practitioner

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Median annual salary: 95,350

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Bottom line duty: Nurse practitioners generally have practical experience asnurses, tend to focus on a specific population, and typically donot have to practice under the supervision of a physician.

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Stress level: Above average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Belowaverage

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 35 percent from2014to 2024, with 44,700 new jobs.

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Photo: AP

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5. Physician Assistant

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Median annual salary: $95,820

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Bottom line duty: Physician assistants do much ofwhat physicians can do, under the supervision of a licensedphysician or surgeon, but with some restrictions.

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Stress level: Above average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Aboveaverage

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 30 percent from2014 to 2024 with 28,700new jobs

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Photo: AP

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4. Nurse Anesthetist

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Median annual salary: $153,780

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Bottom line duty: Specially trained nurses whoadminister general or regional anesthesia to patients.

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Stress level: Above average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Belowaverage

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Outlook for jobs: Growthofabout 19 percent by the year 2024,with 7,400 new jobs; however, the study notes that “in2025, graduates from nurse anesthesia programs will need to havedoctoraldegrees.”

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3. Computer Systems Analyst

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Median annual salary: $82,710

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Bottom line duty: The extroverts of the ITworld, who use their IT expertise and their understanding of aclient’s business to research, find, and oversee installation ofcomputer systems for them.

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Stress level: Average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Average

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of21 percent between2014 and 2024, faster than the average of all occupations, with118,000 new jobs.

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Photo: AP

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2. Dentist

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Median salary: $149,540

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Bottom line duty: Help people fix, retain, andmaintain healthy teeth and gums.

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Stress level: Average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Aboveaverage

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 18 percent between2014 and 2024, with 23,300new openings.

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Photo: Getty

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1. Orthodontist

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Median salary: $187,199 in 2014

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Bottom line duty: Use hardware and dentalexpertise to solve problems with improper bites and askewteeth.

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Stress level: Below average

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Flexibility/work-life balance: Aboveaverage

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Outlook for jobs: Growth of 18 percent from2014 to 2024, with about 1,500new job openings.

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