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Being a biomedical engineer is the second-best job in the US, falling right behind actuaries, according to a list compiled by CareerCast.

CareerCast developed its list by drawing on US Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers and weighing factors like how physical the work is, the stress involved, the work environment, the salary, and hiring prospects, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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