Best Career Options At 30

Best career options at 30

Top 100 Careers

While there are quite literally thousands of different career options to choose from, not all careers are equal.

Best career options at 30

The fact is, some career options are quite simply better than others.

The list of top 100 careers for 2019 below are ranked based on a number of criteria including employment opportunity, work-life balance, job security, and last but not least, earning potential. While we do not assume that these jobs offer the best career path for everyone, they do offer just the right balance for many aspring career professionals.

The best careers are mainly in the healthcare and technology fields.

In fact, the top 10 careers are all in these two fields.

Dentist, Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician, Physical Therapist, Dental Hygienist for healthcare and Systems Analyst, Database Admin, and Software Developer and Web Developer for technology.

RankOccupation# of JobsMedian SalaryUnemployment Rate
1Dentist27,600$142,7500.7%
2Registered Nurse712,900$65,7902.0%
3Pharmacist69,740$113,4103.2%
4Computer Systems Analyst120,440$78,6702.5%
5Physician168,330$183,2700.7%
6Database Administrator33,600$75,3901.3%
7Software Developer143,400$89,5304.0%
8Physical Therapist65,740$77,9304.7%
9Web Developer65,740$77,3904.7%
10Dental Hygienist68,300$69,4802.8%
11Occupational Therapist36,420$74,8200.4%
12Veterinarian23,000$82,9400.6%
13Computer Programmer43,730$72,2303.7%
14School Psychologist31,700$67,8301.4%
15Physical Therapist Assistant30,300$51,3403.4%
16Interpreter & Translator24,620$44,2601.7%
17Mechanical Engineer21,200$79,2202.4%
18Veterinary Technologist & Technician41,700$30,1402.8%
19Epidemiologist37,630$64,3203.4%
20IT Manager55,830$118,3102.9%
21Market Research Analyst116,400$60,3505.7%
22Diagnostic Medical Sonographer23,300$65,4104.4%
23Computer Systems Administrator96,600$70,9703.9%
24Respiratory Therapist31,300$55,3502.9%
25Medical Secretary210,240$31,4605.7%
26Civil Engineer51,400$77,9404.8%
27Substance Abuse Counselor23,450$38,5404.6%
28Speech-Language Pathologist28,850$69,1501.7%
29Landscaper & Groundskeeper240,850$23,5105.3%
30Radiologic Technologist 61,500$55,5202.8%
31Cost Estimator67,400$58,4405.8%
32Financial Advisor66,440$66,4802.4%
33Marriage & Family Therapist14,840$46,4401.7%
34Medical Assistant162,930$29,3006.7%
35Lawyer73,630$113,3302.4%
36Accountant190,740$62,4504.4%
37Compliance Officer32,440$60,4402.4%
38High School Teacher71,930$54,3703.3%
39Clinical Laboratory Technician23,840$36,9404.4%
40Maintenance & Repair Worker142,300$35,3307.3%
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Audit Clerk259,000$34,7306.3%
42Financial Manager46,360$107,6603.6%
43Recreation & Fitness Worker124,730$31,3306.4%
44Insurance Agent90,200$47,4505.5%
45Elementary School Teacher248,810$52,8104.1%
46Dental Assistant91,600$34,1404.4%
47Management Analyst157,400$78,4405.4%
48Home Health Aide706,300$20,3109.1%
49Pharmacy Technician108,200$29,9409.9%
50Construction Manager86,640$84,4407.0%
51Public Relations Specialist58,230$54,1302.6%
52Middle School Teacher108,340$53,1404.1%
53Massage Therapist30,940$35,8406.2%
54Paramedic75,440$30,7403.2%
55Preschool Teacher113,630$26,6405.4%
56Hairdresser98,430$22,5405.5%
57Marketing Manager24,250$116,5106.2%
58Patrol Officer54,600$54,3302.2%
59School Counselor53,430$54,6304.6%
60Executive Assistant156,600$45,6806.3%
61Financial Analyst54,300$75,6305.5%
62Personal Care Aide607,500$19,7505.3%
63Clinical Social Worker51,200$48,6206.0%
64Business Operations Manager81,620$95,2505.4%
65Loan Officer41,500$58,5308.5%
66Meeting, Convention & Event Planner31,500$46,5207.7%
67Mental Health Counselor43,700$39,1704.7%
68Nursing Aide302,700$24,1709.1%
69Sales Representative223,700$53,7406.1%
70Architect27,940$73,4407.4%
71Sales Manager40,500$101,6506.2%
72HR Specialist61,640$54,4106.0%
73Plumber107,640$47,45015.1%
74Real Estate Agent45,400$39,4705.2%
75Glazier41,940$37,45012.6%
76Art Director6,730$81,3609.0%
77Customer Service Representative338,300$30,6309.0%
78Logistician27,830$71,9307.9%
79Auto Mechanic124,800$36,1808.3%
80Bus Driver83,000$35,7206.4%
81Restaurant Cook117,800$22,0807.6%
82Child & Family Social Worker58,200$40,6806.1%
83Administrative Assistant118,500$31,8706.4%
84Receptionist248,540$25,3409.1%
85Paralegal46,930$46,7306.5%
86Cement Mason & Concrete Finisher50,500$35,50019.5%
87Painter72,600$35,63016.6%
88Sports Coach71,500$28,5709.0%
89Teacher Assistant191,500$23,6806.6%
90Brickmason & Blockmason36,400$46,84026.0%
91Cashier250,230$18,83013.8%
92Janitor246,440$22,47010.8%
93Electrician133,730$49,33012.2%
94Delivery Truck Driver125,620$29,2809.2%
95Maid & Housekeeper111,620$19,29011.2%
96Carpenter196,200$40,21016.0%
97Security Guard195,300$23,93011.3%
98Construction Worker212,500$29,45021.2%
99Fabricator12,500$35,57014.3%
100Telemarketer21,500$23,57031.3%

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