New report: The 25 best jobs in America for 2018

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New report: The 25 best jobs in America for 2018
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If you’re looking to make a big career move, there’s no time like the present! January and February are typically two of the busiest months of the year for hiring.

Now, the job site Glassdoor is out with a new list of the 50 best jobs in America for 2018.

This new report highlights the 50 best jobs based on Glassdoor’s Job Score, which is determined by weighing these three factors equally:

  • Median annual base salary
  • Job satisfaction rating
  • Number of job openings

“Half of the jobs on this year’s list are those within the fast-growing technology and health care 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 health care 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.”

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Here are the top 25 best jobs in America, according to Glassdoor…

25. Physician Assistant

  • Job score: 4.3 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.6 / 5
  • Median base salary: $104,000
  • Job openings: 5,517

24. QA Manager

  • Job score: 4.3 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.8 / 5
  • Median base salary: $92,000
  • Job openings: 1,741

23. Corporate Recruiter

  • Job score: 4.3 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.3 / 5
  • Median base salary: $65,000
  • Job openings: 2,330

22. Hardware Engineer

  • Job score: 4.3 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.2 / 5
  • Median base salary: $115,000
  • Job openings: 806

21. Software Engineer

  • Job score: 4.3 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.6 / 5
  • Median base salary: $102,500
  • Job openings: 29,187

20. Creative Manager

  • Job score: 4.3 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.3 / 5
  • Median base salary: $110,000
  • Job openings: 824

19. Tax Manager

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.7 / 5
  • Median base salary: $110,000
  • Job openings: 3,309

18. Analytics Manager

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.9 / 5
  • Median base salary: $115,000
  • Job openings: 1,381

17. Mechanical Engineer

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.8 / 5
  • Median base salary: $75,000
  • Job openings: 5,079

16. Site Reliability Engineer

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.1 / 5
  • Median base salary: $120,000
  • Job openings: 1,064

15. Front End Engineer

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.2 / 5
  • Median base salary: $100,000
  • Job openings: 1,122

14. Business Development Manager

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.9 / 5
  • Median base salary: $75,000
  • Job openings: 4,060

13. Risk Manager

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.2 / 5
  • Median base salary: $97,000
  • Job openings: 1,209

12. Finance Manager

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.8 / 5
  • Median base salary: $116,000
  • Job openings: 2,998

11. Compliance Manager

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.3 / 5
  • Median base salary: $96,000
  • Job openings: 1,222

10. Manufacturing Engineer

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.0 / 5
  • Median base salary: $72,000
  • Job openings: 4,241

9. Product Manager

  • Job score: 4.4 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.7 / 5
  • Median base salary: $113,000
  • Job openings: 7,531

8. Mobile Developer

  • Job score: 4.5 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.1 / 5
  • Median base salary: $90,000
  • Job openings: 1,809

7. Strategy Manager

  • Job score: 4.5 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.2 / 5
  • Median base salary: $135,000
  • Job openings: 1,195

6. Electrical Engineer

  • Job score: 4.5 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.9 / 5
  • Median base salary: $76,000
  • Job openings: 5,839

5. HR Manager

  • Job score: 4.5 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 3.9 / 5
  • Median base salary: $85,000
  • Job openings: 4,458

4. Occupational Therapist

  • Job score: 4.5 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.0 / 5
  • Median base salary: $74,000
  • Job openings: 11,903

3. Marketing Manager

  • Job score: 4.6 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.0 / 5
  • Median base salary: $85,000
  • Job openings: 6,439

2. DevOps Engineer

  • Job score: 4.6 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.0 / 5
  • Median base salary: $105,000
  • Job openings: 3,369

1. Data Scientist

  • Job score: 4.8 / 5
  • Job satisfaction: 4.2 / 5
  • Median base salary: $110,000
  • Job openings: 4,524

You can see the full top 50 list at Glassdoor.com.

Of course, getting a new job starts with the perfect resume. Team Clark got advice from a career expert who revealed the secrets to resume success in 2018.

Does your resume look more like the one on the left? Here’s a step-by-step guide to fix it up!

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