Massage therapy made the list of the “50 Best Careers of 2011,” published yesterday by U.S. News & World Report.

The 50 professions were chosen based on criteria including job-growth projections, salary data, job satisfaction and quality of life, and included commercial pilot, public relations specialist, environmental engineering technician, clergy, court reporter and 45 others.

The complete list categorized under health care jobs was: athletic trainer, dental hygienist, lab technician, massage therapist, occupational therapist, optometrist, physician assistant, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technologist and registered nurse.

Read the article, “The 50 Best Careers of 2011,” in its entirety, at