In 2024, mental healthcare emerges as the leading sector for top jobs in the United States, as highlighted by employment website Indeed. Focusing on mental health technicians, therapists, and psychiatrists, the site’s ranking of the 50 best jobs is based on criteria such as salary, growth opportunities, flexibility, and job availability. Remarkably, 22% of these top positions are in the healthcare field, predominantly in mental health roles.
The healthcare sector has witnessed a significant resurgence over the past year, contributing to about 18% of the total job growth in the U.S. economy in December, and an even higher percentage in November. The employment levels in healthcare are rebounding to pre-pandemic figures with a notable increase in mental healthcare jobs.
“Healthcare jobs have made a comeback in the last year. The sector was responsible for about 18% of overall job growth in the US economy in December, and even more (about 40%) in November.”