Machine Learning Engineer Tops Best Jobs List
Indeed released their list of the best jobs of 2019, defining "best" as those experiencing the fastest growth (measured by the increase in job postings between 2015 and 2018) and offering the highest pay (using a baseline salary of $75,000). The top 25 jobs span cutting-edge positions like robotics engineer and full-stack developer to more traditional jobs like insurance broker and accountant.
The number-one job on the list reflects how much artificial intelligence is a part of our everyday lives: machine learning engineer, up from spot four last year. These engineers program machines to “learn” and apply intelligence, and boast an average salary of $146,085.
Nine of Indeed's 25 best jobs are in tech, consistent with rankings from similar research out there. The more technical roles may require extra training for job seekers (machine learning engineer, full-stack developer, Salesforce developer, robotics engineer, computer vision engineer, and data scientist. Indeed reports that 72% of employers today say coding bootcamp graduates are just as likely to be high performers as those with computer science degrees. Other tech roles on the list are less technical, like senior product designer, product owner, and agile coach (which also commands the highest average tech-job salary at $161,377).