Take a minute and brainstorm about the best jobs in America in 2016. What tops your list of cool jobs? Do you dream about working as a mountain guide? An airplane pilot? A video game tester? A professional athlete? An astronaut?
Surprisingly, none of these jobs made Glassdoor’s list of the 25 Best Jobs In America in 2016. The jobs that topped the list were determined by three main factors:
- Earning Potential
- Career Opportunities Rating
- Number of Job Openings
Only jobs with at least 75 salary reports and 75 career opportunity ratings were considered. Then the three criteria were weighed based on a scale from 1 to 5.
After crunching the numbers, Glassdoor found that the following jobs were the best jobs in America in 2016. Below you will find the job title and the median annual salary. Visit Glassdoor.com to view the career opportunity score, overall job score, and number of job openings.
Here is Glassdoor’s list of the Best Jobs In America in 2016:
- Data Scientist – $116,840
- Tax Manager – $108,000
- Solutions Architect – $119,500
- Engagement Manager – $125,000
- Mobile Developer – $90,000
- HR Manager – $85,000
- Physician Assistant – $97,000
- Product Manager – $106,680
- Software Engineer – $95,000
- Audit Manager – $95,000
- Analytics Manager – $105,000
- Software Development Manager – $135,000
- Product Marketing Manager – $115,000
- Marketing Manager – $90,000
- QA Manager – $85,000
- Finance Manager – $115,000
- Business Development Manager – $80,000
- UX Designer – $91,800
- Strategy Manager – $130,000
- Technical Account Manager – $69,548
- Consultant – $84,000
- Construction Superintendent – $78,000
- Nurse Practitioner – $99,500
- Electrical Engineer – $76,900
- Software Architect – $130,000
Did your dream job make the list? Use this list to help you focus your job search. When you’re ready, head over to the JobMonkey Job Center to start your job search. Good luck!
If you like this list, be sure to check out some of the other lists that Glassdoor has created:
- The Best Places To Work In 2016
- Top 25 Jobs For Work Life Balance
- Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions
- Top 25 Highest Paying Jobs
We always get excited when Glassdoor releases a new list and you should too. Be sure to bookmark the Glassdoor website. It’s a fantastic resource for job seekers.