U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of best jobs for 2019, based on factors such as growth potential, work-life balance and salary, identifying a total of 184 jobs that could be classified as the best occupations to have for 2019.
U.S. News and World Report then cross-examined those jobs with areas where they were likely to fetch the highest pay. Cities or locations that scored in the top 5 for pay for any given job were recorded and turned into a separate list of the best paying cities. While places like San Francisco, San Jose and New York City unsurprisingly topped the list, being home to 81, 55 and 28 of the 184 best jobs with the highest pay, Nassau County also made the list with 20 occupations that were among the top five for pay in various Metropolitan Statistical Areas across the U.S.
The Nassau County and national annual mean salaries listed in the descriptions were taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2017 survey, according to the magazine.
Here are the jobs U.S. News lists Nassau County as being among the top paying in their field.
Nursing Aide ($39,520)
A nursing aide helps patients, particularly the fraile and elderly, through daily routines. According to U.S. News & World Report, being a nursing aide ranks 26th on its list of Best Health Care Support Jobs, and has a nationwide median income of $27,520, as compared to $39,520 in Nassau County.
Occupational Therapy Aide ($44,600)
An occupational therapy aide helps therapists aid patients who are ill, injured, or disabled learn the daily routines of life. U.S. News & World Report ranks the job 30th among Best Health Care Support Jobs, and lists it as having a nationwide median income of $29,200.
Veterinary Technologist and Technician ($47,130)
A veterinary technologist and technician helps animals when they go to the vet, either in doing lab work, aiding in surgery or procedures, or other duties to help care for their patients. U.S. News & World Report ranked it 19th among Best Health Care Support Jobs, with a nationwide median income of $33,400.
A fabricator helps assemble products and the parts that go in them. The job was ranked 26th among Best Social Services Jobs by the magazine, with a nationwide median income of $38,450.
Garbage Collector ($56,920)
Garbage collectors help pick up both trash and recyclables, either with the person helping to load the items from the curb into the truck, or those who drive it to their proper destination. The job was ranked 17th in Best Social Services Jobs, with a nationwide median salary of $36,160.
Hearing Aid Specialist ($73,210)
A hearing aid specialist helps patients determine amount of hearing loss, and what methods and equipment are needed to remedy the situation. The job was ranked by the magazine as 29th among Health Care Support Jobs, with a nationwide median income of $54,860.
Environmental Engineering Technician ($74,590)
An environmental engineering technician helps execute plans to reduce pollution, either working in a lab testing samples or collecting them in the field. The job is ranked fifth by U.S. News & World Report among Engineering Jobs, and has a nationwide annual median salary of $50,230.
School Counselor ($85,020)
School counselors help provide guidance and assistance to children and teens. The field was ranked sixth among best social service jobs, and has a nationwide median income of $55,410.
Real Estate Agent ($87,270)
Real estate agents help buy, sell and rent properties for clients, and the field was ranked fourth among Best Sales and Marketing Jobs by the magazine. Nationwide, it has a median income of $45,990.
Orthotist and Prosthetist ($90,850)
An orthotist helps prescribe and make braces and orthoses, while prosthetics deals with doing the same for artificial limbs and body parts. The field was ranked fifth by the magazine in Best Health Care Support Jobs, with a median annual income nationwide of $66,240.
Plumbers help install and maintain pipes and fixtures in structures, and make sure the water and other important parts of a building keep running. U.S. News & World Report ranked it second among Best Construction Jobs, and nationwide, it has a median salary of $52,590.
Structural Iron and Steelworker ($99,990)
Those who work as a structural iron and steelworker help form buildings or other objects by using iron or steel beams. The job was ranked 13th among Best Construction Jobs by the magazine, with a national median income of $52,610.
High School Teacher ($101,110)
High school teachers was named by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Education Job, and helps prepare teen students for college and university and teaching specialized subjects. Nationwide, the job has a median salary of $59,170.
Middle School Teacher ($102,390)
Middle school teachers work with students in fifth through eighth grades, and are more specialized in teaching more individual subjects such as math, science, language arts, social studies and other subjects. The occupation ranked third on the magazine's Best Education Jobs list, and has a national median salary of $57,720.
Epidemiologist/Medical Scientist ($102,500)
Epidemiologists, who examine the cause of diseases and try to prevent them from spreading, usually work for hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies or health care providers. The field was picked as the fourth-best in the Best Science Jobs by the magazine, and has a nationwide median income of $69,660.
Elementary School Teacher ($102,900)
An elementary school teacher helps aid in the early development of a child's education, and putting together the basic building blocks to lay the foundation for later learning. The field is ranked fourth in Best Education Jobs, with a nationwide median income of $57,160.
Management Analyst ($136,570)
Management analysts, or management consultants, look for ways to improve an organization's efficiency. The job is ranked 16th among Best Business Jobs by U.S. News & World Report, with a median nationwide salary of $82,450.
Medical and Health Services Manager ($151,660)
Medical and health services managers work to keep hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities running. The job was ranked fifth-best among Best Business Jobs by the magazine, with a median salary of $98,500 nationwide.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon ($266,230)
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in surgeries on the face, mouth and jaw. The job is ranked third by U.S. News & World Report in Best Paying Jobs, with a median salary nationwide of $208,000.