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Most Promising Jobs in the U.S.

LinkedIn analyzed which positions have high salaries, a significant number of job openings and year-over-year growth, and are more likely to lead to a promotion to determine the most promising U.S. jobs for 2019.

Most Promising Jobs in the U.S.

LinkedIn's 2019 Most Promising Jobs in the U.S.

  1. Data Scientist
    Median Base Salary: $130,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 4,000+ (56%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  2. Site Reliability Engineer
    Median Base Salary: $200,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (72%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  3. Enterprise Account Executive
    Median Base Salary: $182,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (62%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  4. Product Designer
    Median Base Salary: $121,500
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (86%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  5. Product Owner
    Median Base Salary: $101,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,100+ (87%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  6. Customer Success Manager
    Median Base Salary: $88,500
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (80%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  7. Engagement Manager
    Median Base Salary: $130,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (43%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  8. Solutions Architect
    Median Base Salary: $139,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 5,800+ (47%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  9. Information Technology Lead
    Median Base Salary: $121,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (141%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 9
     
  10. Scrum Master
    Median Base Salary: $103,000
    Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (67%)
    Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Five In-Demand Soft Skills

  1. Creativity
  2. Persuasion
  3. Collaboration
  4. Adaptability
  5. Time Management

Top 5 Most In-Demand Hard Skills

  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Analytical Reasoning
  4. People Management
  5. UX Design
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