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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.

CareerCast says the median salary of a biomedical engineer in the US is $81,540, and that the field will be experiencing growth as it expects there to be a 62 percent increase in the number of biomedical engineers by 2020.

Third on the list are software engineers, with a median salary of $90,530. And university professors aren't too far behind at position 14, though biologists are ranked at number 70 and chemists at 176. Still, that's higher than newspaper reporters whose profession brought up the rear at position 200.

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