NEW YORK ( DailyFinance) -- Do you hate your job? Have you been thinking of moving to greener pastures? A new ranking of the best jobs in America might contain some hints for a career move. Some results may surprise you. Surgeons, who top the income category at a whopping $365,258 per year, actually place only No. 100 in the ranking because of negative factors like lawsuits, stress and anxiety. They're ranked much lower than chiropractors (No. 32), which may come as an unwelcome shock to those med students who've mortgaged the house to pay for their surgery residency. In addition to income, CareerCast.com, which produces the annual list, ranks the jobs by more than 100 criteria grouped into five categories: wages, work environment, stress, physical demands and hiring outlook.
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- Software engineer / $87,140
- Mathematician / $94,178
- Actuary / $87,204
- Statistician / $73,208
- Computer systems analyst / $77,153
- Meteorologist / $85,210
- Biologist / $74,278
- Historian / $63,208
- Audiologist / $63,144
- Dental Hygienist / $67,107