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What do dentists and credit counselors have in common?

Hope you’ve been brushing your teeth because Denver might see an influx of dentists.

A US News and World Report study released Wednesday showed that dentist ranks as the best job overall in the nation. Diving even deeper, Denver is one of the best-paying cities for dentists with a meansalary of $269,530 compared to a national mean of $172,350.

The city is also one of the best paying for community health workers ($53,140), credit counselors ($78,220), geographers ($77,860) and petroleum engineers ($170,170), according tothe report.

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The best jobs rankings are based on salary, the number of expected openings, advancement opportunities and career fulfillment.

Job seekers are entering a solid market with a national unemployment rate below 5 percent, recently reaching the lowest point since 2007, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, 10 million jobs are expected to be added between 2014 and 2024.

The unemployment rate in metro Denver fell to 2.6 percent in November, down from 3.5 percent in November 2015, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

 
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