The 25 best jobs in America for 2019

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The 25 best jobs in America for 2019
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Now that we’re through the holiday season, this is a great time of the year to look for a new job.

January and February are typically two of the busiest months for hiring. If you’re not sure about which direction to take your career, the job site Glassdoor is out with new guidance.

Their list of the 50 best jobs in America for 2019 features positions that were determined by weighing three factors equally:

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

“Emerging technologies designed to grow and scale business — such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation — are having an impact on the types of jobs employers are hiring for across the country,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. “As a result, we’re seeing a spike in demand for highly skilled workers in 2019.”

Here are Glassdoor’s top 25 best jobs in America 

25. Finance Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $118,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,747

24. Electrical Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $77,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 7,191

23. Executive Assistant

  • Median Base Salary: $60,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,858

22. Java Developer

  • Median Base Salary: $85,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,636

21. Product Designer

  • Median Base Salary: $100,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,158

20. Project Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $75,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 30,107

19. Speech Language Pathologist

  • Median Base Salary: $72,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 29,467

18. Construction Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $75,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,334

17. Security Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $102,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,683

16. Strategy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $140,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,783

15. Operations Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $68,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 18,311

14. Sales Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $90,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,145

13. Sales Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $65,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 21,695

12. Physician Assistant

  • Median Base Salary: $105,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,819

11. Mechanical Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $75,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,949

10. Software Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $104,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 49,007

9. HR Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $85,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,908

8. Data Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $100,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,739

7. Program Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $87,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,753

6. Devops Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $106,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating:  4.1 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,657

5. Product Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $115,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 11,884

4. Occupational Therapist

  • Median Base Salary: $74,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 17,701

3. Marketing Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $82,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 7,395

2. Nursing Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $83,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0 /5
  • Number of Job Openings: 13,931

1. Data Scientist

  • Median Base Salary: $108,000
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3 / 5
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,510

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

Give your resume a makeover for 2019

To advance to the interview stage, you need to have a resume that hiring managers will notice! If you haven’t updated your resume in the past year, dust it off and update it so that you’re ready when the perfect job opportunity comes along.

Does your resume look anything like the one on the left? Follow Team Clark’s step-by-step guide to resume success!

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