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50 Best Jobs in America for 2019

Glassdoor, one of the world's largest jobs and recruiting sites, identified the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019 based on each job's overall Glassdoor Job Score.

50 Best Jobs in America for 2019

The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. 

Tech jobs are the most represented with 19 jobs on this year’s list, down slightly from 20 tech jobs in 2018. There are 22 new jobs on this year’s list, including Security Engineer (No. 17, 4.3), Recruiter (No. 28, 4.2) and Brand Manager (No. 48, 4.0). The most in-demand job is Software Engineer (No. 10, 4.4) with 49,007 job openings and the highest-paid job is Software Engineering Manager (No. 43, 4.0) with a median base salary of $153,000.

Here are the top 10 from the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019: 

Job Title Median Base Salary Job Satisfaction Job Openings
Data Scientist $108,000 4.3/5 6,510
Nursing Manager $83,000 4/5 13,931
Marketing Manager $82,000 4.2/5 7,395
Occupational Therapist $74,000 4/5 17,701
Product Manager $115,000 3.8/5 11,884
Devops Engineer $106,000 4.1/5 4,657
Program Manager $87,000 3.9/5 14,753
Data Engineer $100,000 3.9/5 4,739
HR Manager $85,000 4.2/5 3,908
Software Engineer $104,000 3.6/5 49,007

“There’s no question that emerging technologies designed to grow and scale business, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are having an impact on the types of jobs employers are hiring for across the country. As a result, we’re seeing a spike in demand for highly-skilled workers in 2019,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. “With such a healthy job market kicking off 2019, we’re seeing many of these Best Jobs open for people to apply to and get hired at employers across all industries and in all areas of the country.”

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