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Best Jobs in America 2016

The 25 Best Jobs in America This Year

If you've entered the New Year in pursuit of jump-starting (or changing) your career, you're not alone. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, approximately 45 percent of people are gearing up to look for new job opportunities this year. The site released a complete list of the 25 best jobs in America for 2016 — including the number of openings, median salary, and overall rating — to assist you during your search. Keep on reading to see which professions made the list.

1. Data Scientist

  • Job Openings: 1,736
  • Median Base Salary: $116,840
  • Career Opportunity: 4.1
  • Job Score: 4.7

2. Tax Manager

  • Job Openings: 1,574
  • Median Base Salary: $108,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.9
  • Job Score: 4.7

3. Solutions Architect

  • Job Openings: 2,906
  • Median Base Salary: $119,500
  • Career Opportunity: 3.5
  • Job Score: 4.6

4. Engagement Manager

  • Job Openings: 1,356
  • Median Base Salary: $125,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.8
  • Job Score: 4.6

5. Mobile Developer

  • Job Openings: 2,251
  • Median Base Salary: $90,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.8
  • Job Score: 4.6

6. HR Manager

  • Job Openings: 3,468
  • Median Base Salary: $85,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.7
  • Job Score: 4.6

7. Physician Assistant

  • Job Openings: 3,364
  • Median Base Salary: $97,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.5
  • Job Score: 4.6

8. Product Manager

  • Job Openings: 6,607
  • Median Base Salary: $106,680
  • Career Opportunity: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.5

9. Software Engineer

  • Job Openings: 49,270
  • Median Base Salary: $95,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.5

10. Audit Manager

  • Job Openings: 1,001
  • Median Base Salary: $95,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.9
  • Job Score: 4.5

11. Analytics Manager

  • Job Openings: 982
  • Median Base Salary: $105,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.7
  • Job Score: 4.5

12. Software Development Manager

  • Job Openings: 1,199
  • Median Base Salary: $135,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.4

13. Product Marketing Manager

  • Job Openings: 1,111
  • Median Base Salary: $115,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.5
  • Job Score: 4.4

14. Marketing Manager

  • Job Openings: 2,560
  • Median Base Salary: $90,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.4

15. QA Manager

  • Job Openings: 3,749
  • Median Base Salary: $85,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.4

16. Finance Manager

  • Job Openings: 1,632
  • Median Base Salary: $115,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.3

17. Business Development Manager

  • Job Openings: 2,906
  • Median Base Salary: $80,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.3

18. UX Designer

  • Job Openings: 863
  • Median Base Salary: $91,800
  • Career Opportunity: 3.6
  • Job Score: 4.3

19. Strategy Manager

  • Job Openings: 631
  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.7
  • Job Score: 4.3

20. Technical Account Manager

  • Job Openings: 1,160
  • Median Base Salary: $69,548
  • Career Opportunity: 3.7
  • Job Score: 4.2

21. Consultant

  • Job Openings: 1,071
  • Median Base Salary: $84,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.2

22. Construction Superintendent

  • Job Openings: 1,054
  • Median Base Salary: $78,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.2

23. Nurse Practitioner

  • Job Openings: 5,624
  • Median Base Salary: $99,500
  • Career Opportunity: 3.1
  • Job Score: 4.2

24. Electrical Engineer

  • Job Openings: 2,516
  • Median Base Salary: $76,900
  • Career Opportunity: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.2

25. Software Architect

  • Job Openings: 653
  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Career Opportunity: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.2
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