New year, new... job?

U.S. News and World Report recently published its annual Best Jobs rankings, which analyze careers based on growth potential, work-life balance and salary. Below are the top 10 best jobs (overall), and the top five best paying jobs:

Top 10 Best Jobs (Overall)

  1. Software Developer
  2. Dentist
  3. Physician Assistant
  4. Nurse Practitioner
  5. Orthodontist
  6. Statistician
  7. Pediatrician
  8. Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  9. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  10. Physician 

Top Five Best-Paying Jobs

  1. Anesthesiologist (median salary is $208,000)
  2. Surgeon ($208,000) 
  3. Obstetrician and Gynecologist ($208,000)
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon ($208,000) 
  5. Orthodontist ($208,000)
  6. Physician ($196,380)
  7. Psychiatrist ($194,740)
  8. Pediatrician ($168,990)
  9. Dentist ($153,900)
  10. Prosthodontist ($126,050)

Click here to see the complete Best Jobs list.

Source: U.S. News & World Report; photo: Getty Images