These Are The Best Jobs In The US This Year, According To Glassdoor


Are you going job-hunting? You may be one of the millions of Americans currently searching for a vacancy.

Of course, you probably take note of the salary, the career prospects or the employee benefits you will get from the position. There's also the matter of the work itself. Does it align with your current skills or your university degree? Do you like to work in a job you love or do you prefer to detach your likes and dislikes from it?

Luckily, job-placement company Glassdoor has released its second annual list of the top 25 jobs in the United States in order to help you find what you're looking for.

Glassdoor regularly creates reports about job trends as a guide for the 45 percent of U.S. population that is either planning to begin job-hunting soon or is in the struggle of looking for a new job.

The Best Jobs In America For 2016

The jobs that dominate the list for 2016 cover positions across large industries such as the field of technology and healthcare. Experts said these industries are experiencing the most rapid growth and change.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), management, healthcare, technology and financial services will be among the industries that will be hiring the most within the next 10 years.

Jobs in the healthcare industry are expected grow by as much as 4.8 percent, while jobs in management and technology are projected to expand by 2.4 percent and 2.3 percent respectively.

The best job you could get? Being a data scientist, which has now dethroned the physician assistant from the No. 1 position in the last year's list down to No. 7.

"It isn't a big surprise to see data scientist at No. 1 this year because it's one of the hottest and fastest growing jobs we're seeing right now," said Glassdoor Chief Economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain.

Chamberlain said all companies now have an online presence, and they need people with skills to store and manage data that helps them make better business decisions.

"I expect this to continue to be a hot job for several years to come, too," he added.

Jobs that dropped off the list were sales manager, mechanical engineer, physical therapist and database administrator. New to the list are analytics manager, UX designer and engagement manager.

Glassdoor looked at the median annual base salary for each job, the number of current job openings for each position, and each position's score in terms of how they rank for career opportunities based on anonymous employee ratings. Jobs had to have at least 75 salary reports and 75 career opportunity ratings shared by employees in order to be eligible for consideration.

Here is the list of best jobs in the U.S. for 2016:

1. Data Scientist

2. Tax Manager

3. Solutions Architect

4. Engagement Manager

5. Mobile Developer

6. HR Manager

7. Physician Assistant

8. Product Manager

9. Software Engineer

10. Audit Manager

11. Analytics Manager

12. Software Development Manager

13. Product Marketing Manager

14. Marketing Manager

15. QA Manager

16. Finance Manager

17. Business Development Manager

18. UX Designer

19. Strategy Manager

20. Technical Account Manager

21. Consultant

22. Construction Superintendent

23. Nurse Practitioner

24. Electrical Engineer

25. Software Architect

What Employees Are Saying

Strangely enough, data scientists seem to love their jobs. In the anonymous reviews submitted to Glassdoor, it contained common sentiments that said employees like to work every day on interesting problems alongside committed and incredibly smart coworkers.

Data scientists from Airbnb, the company that topped Glassdoor's list of best places to work in 2016, said that they are particularly happy.

"There are a lot of things that make my job great: a majority of the employees at Airbnb are committed to the company's mission, the benefits and perks are the best you'll find ... there's a lot of flexibility in when and how you work," a data scientist from the company wrote.

In the meantime, with the right credentials and a dash of persistence, you may land the job you truly seek.

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