If you're looking for a change in careers or are simply preparing to choose what career to enter following college, here's a list that could be of use to you.

Annually, U.S. News ranks the top jobs for the coming years, according to a number of factors:

The occupations selected are those the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022. Those top 100 jobs, from the industries of business, creative, construction, health care, social services and technology, are then ranked based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary and job satisfaction.

So what ranks at number one for 2015? Here's a hint:


Yes, it's dentistry! Why is dentist at ranked at the top of the list?

One, a low unemployment rate of 0.9 percent. Two, decent work-life balance, especially compared to other health care jobs. Three, the take-home pay is simply phenomenal – in 2013, dentists earned an average salary of $164,570 and a median salary of $146,340. And four, the BLS predicts there will be 23,200 new job openings cropping up at a rate of nearly 16 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Generally, it appears if you have an interest or education in the medical or technology sectors you'll be in good shape. Elsewhere in the Top Ten is nurse practitioner, software developer, dental hygienist, computer systems analyst, and registered nurse.

You can see the full list with reasoning, median salary amounts, unemployment rates, and number of expected job openings here.