It’s not surprising that tech, finance, and health care professions dominate the list. A site that collects workplace reviews from employees, Glassdoor, has compiled a list of the 50 best jobs in America, for 2017. The ranking system is based on on three criteria: earnings potential as measured by median base salary, career advancement opportunities, and the number of openings for a given job function.
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With a median base salary of $110,000, Data scientist took the top spot for 2017. Following closely behind are DevOps Engineer (No. 2) and Data Engineer (No. 3), with Job Satisfaction scores of 4.2 and 4.3, respectively. Other jobs further down the list have fared well, too.
The top 5 also included Tax Manager, Analytics Manager, HR Manager, Database Administrator, Strategy Manager, UX Designer, and Solutions Architect. (Sorry kids, but astronaut, rock star, and baseball player don’t make a showing.)
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These Are the 50 Best Jobs for 2017
|Rank||Jobs title||Job Openings||Median Base Salary||Job Satisfaction|
|18||Supply Chain Manager||1,270||$100,000||3.9|
|29||Technical Account Manager||1,968||$66,000||3.9|
|35||Compensation Analyst|| Job Openings||$70,000||4.1|
|39||Information Security Engineer||1,247||$100,000||3.7|
|42||Business Operations Manager||1,009||$93,000||3.8|
|45||Supplier Quality Engineer||862||$80,150||4.0|
|46||National Sales Manager||937||$90,000||3.8|
|47||Business Intelligence Developer||837||$83,000||3.9|
|50||Construction Project Manager||1,944||$85,000||3.6|