What makes a job good? According to U.S. News and World Report
, which just put out its list of The 100 Best Jobs for 2016
, it's a mixture of factors like salary, occupational outlook, and work-life balance. There's also, as the editors point in out in the methodology
, the all-important personal preference. That last factor is important, if impossible to weight: there's no point in contemplating a career change to a job you'll hate, no matter how many openings there are or what kind of salary you can expect to pull down once you make the transition. That said, one thing immediately becomes clear perusing U.S. News
's list: if you want one of the top-ranked jobs, it will help if you're interested in entering a healthcare profession.