Genetic counsellor ranks as best job of 2018

first_imgBeing a genetic counsellor has ranked as the best job of 2018, with a median salary of $74,120 (£55,340.96), very low levels of stress and a very good work environment, according to research by careers website Careercast.com.Its analysis of 220 careers in the US, which evaluates income, growth outlook, work environment and stress, found that jobs in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) fields rank highly. For example, mathematician is the second best job of 2018, with a median salary of $81,950 (£61,187.15) and very low stress levels, while statistician ranks fifth in the list, having a median salary of $84,060 (£62,762.56), low stress levels and a very good work environment.The research also found that being a taxi driver is ranked the worst job of 2018, having a median salary of $24,880 (£18,576.40).The top 10 best jobs of 2018 are:Genetic counsellor: median salary – $74,120 (£55,340.96)Mathematician: median salary – $81,950 (£61,187.15)University professor: median salary – $75,430 (£56,319.06)Occupational therapist: median salary – $81,910 (£61,157.28)Statistician: median salary – $84,060 (£62,762.56)Medical services manager: median salary – $96,540 (£72,080.63)Data scientist: median salary – $111,840 (£83,504.22)Information security analyst: median salary – $92,600 (£69,138.86)Operations research analyst: median salary $79,200 (£59,133.89)Actuary: median salary – $100,610 (£75,119.45)last_img