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Nearly Half of the Best Jobs in America Are in Tech

Glassdoor released their annual list of the 50 Best Jobs in America, and almost half the jobs that made the list are in tech. These roles were chosen based on their Glassdoor Job Score, determined by weighing three key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings. 

Nearly Half of the Best Jobs in America Are in Tech

“Half of the jobs on this year’s list are those within the fast-growing technology and healthcare industries, reinforcing that highly skilled jobs are in-demand, well compensated and those in which employees are satisfied,” said Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain. “Workers with certain technical and soft skills, such as creativity, flexibility and good judgment, are at an advantage across industries, from healthcare to finance to HR, to leverage advances in artificial intelligence and automation. That’s because AI is increasingly complementing these jobs, while not replacing the people needed to do them.”

Here are the top 10 jobs - visit Glassdoor to see the full list:

  1. Data Scientist
    Job Score: 4.8
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2
    Number of Job Openings: 4,524
    Median Base Salary: $110,000
     
  2. DevOps Engineer
    Job Score: 4.6
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
    Number of Job Openings: 3,369
    Median Base Salary: $105,000
     
  3. Marketing Manager
    Job Score: 4.6
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
    Number of Job Openings: 6,439
    Median Base Salary: $85,000
     
  4. Occupational Therapist
    Job Score: 4.5
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
    Number of Job Openings: 11,903
    Median Base Salary: $74,000
     
  5. HR Manager
    Job Score: 4.5
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
    Number of Job Openings: 4,458
    Median Base Salary: $85,000
     
  6. Electrical Engineer
    Job Score: 4.5
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
    Number of Job Openings: 5,839
    Median Base Salary: $76,000
     
  7. Strategy Manager
    Job Score: 4.5
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2
    Number of Job Openings: 1,195
    Median Base Salary: $135,000
     
  8. Mobile Developer
    Job Score: 4.5
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1
    Number of Job Openings: 1,809
    Median Base Salary: $90,000
     
  9. Product Manager
    Job Score: 4.4
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7
    Number of Job Openings: 7,531
    Median Base Salary: $113,000
     
  10. Manufacturing Engineer
    Job Score: 4.4
    Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
    Number of Job Openings: 4,241
    Median Base Salary: $72,000
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