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Revealed: These Are The 50 Best Jobs In The US For 2018

With an overall job score of 4.8, data scientist has once again topped the list of the 50 best jobs in America for 2018, according to the job review site Glassdoor, followed by DevOps Engineer, Marketing Manager, Occupational Therapist, and HR Manager.

The so-called “best” job, then?

“Data Scientist”. With an average job satisfaction rating of 4.2 (out of 5), a median base salary of $110,000 and 4,524 openings currently listed on site, it doesn’t sound too shabby.

There are four new job titles on this year’s list; these include strategy managers (7th), business development managers (14th), business intelligence developers (42nd), and business analysts (43rd).

How does one find a job that offers the trifecta of good pay, high job satisfaction, and plenty of openings?

The rankings were determined by the number of job openings, salary, and overall job satisfaction for each position. Job Score and Job Satisfaction are based on a 5-point scale.

These Are The 50 Best Paying And Most Satisfying Jobs In The US For 2018:

RankJobMedian Base SalaryJob SatisfactionJob Score
1Data Scientist$110,
2DevOps Engineer$105,000.0044.6
3Marketing Manager$85,000.0044.6
4Occupational Therapist$74,000.0044.5
5HR Manager$85,
6Electrical Engineer$76,
7Strategy Manager$135,
8Mobile Developer$90,
9Product Manager$113,
10Manufacturing Engineer$72,000.0044.4
11Compliance Manager$96,
12Finance Manager$116,
13Risk Manager$97,
14Business Development Manager$75,
15Front End Engineer$100,
16Site Reliability Engineer$120,
17Mechanical Engineer$75,
18Analytics Manager$115,
19Tax Manager$110,
20Creative Manager$110,
21Software Engineer$102,500.003.64.3
22Hardware Engineer$115,
23Corporate Recruiter$65,
24QA Manager$92,
25Physician Assistant$104,
26Database Administrator$94,
27UX Designer$90,
28Nursing Manager$84,660.003.74.3
29Engagement Manager$115,
30Solutions Architect$125,
31Process Engineer$78,
32Reliability Engineer$92,
33Data Engineer$100,
34Operations Manager$65,
35Speech Language Pathologist$72,
36Communications Manager$80,
37Audit Manager$100,
38Data Analyst$60,
39Systems Analyst$75,
40Facilities Manager$75,
41Strategic Account Manager$85,
42Business Intelligence Developer$86,
43Business Analyst$71,
44Accounting Manager$82,
45UI Developer$95,
46Executive Assistant$55,
47Management Consultant$110,
48Project Manager$80,
49Nurse Practitioner$100,
50HR Generalist$57,


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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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