Top 10 Best Jobs in 2015 'US News' is out with annual ranking By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Jan 13, 2015 2:35 PM CST 20 comments Comments Dentistry pays well, and it's hard to find an unemployed dentist. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – It's apparently hard to be an unemployed dentist. The jobless rate in the field of 0.9% is one of the reasons it ranks as No. 1 on US News' ranking of the top jobs for 2015. Its median salary of $146,340 doesn't hurt, along with its "decent work-life balance." The ranking is based on a number of factors, including potential growth in the field, not just money. Here are the top 10, with health care and technology leading the way: Dentist, median salary of $146,340 Nurse practitioner, $92,670 Software developer, $92,660 Physician, $186,850 Dental hygienist, $71,110 Computer systems analyst, $81,190 Information security analyst, $88,590 Physical therapist, $81,030 Registered nurse, $66,220 Physician assistant, $92,970 Click for the full list.