Glassdoor Reveals the Best 25 Jobs in America for 2018

Glassdoor revealed its annual list ranking the best jobs in America. Technology-based jobs dominated the list. Glassdoor determined the job rankings by looking at three factors: number of job openings, salary and overall job satisfaction.

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Glassdoor revealed its annual list ranking the best jobs in America. Technology-based jobs dominated the list. Glassdoor determined the job rankings by looking at three factors: number of job openings, salary and overall job satisfaction.
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According to Glassdoor, physician assistants have a job score of 4.3 out of 5 and a satisfaction score of 3.6 out of 5. Workers in this field earn a median base salary of $104,000.
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Quality assurance managers earn a median salary of $92,000. This job received a 4.3 job score and a 3.8 satisfaction score by Glassdoor. These factors placed QA managers in 24th place as one of the best jobs to have for 2018.
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Corporate recruiters earn a median base salary of $65,000. The job boasts job and satisfaction scores of 4.3 out of 5.
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Glassdoor ranked hardware engineer jobs as the 23rd best to have in 2018 due to a $115,000 median base salary, as well as job and satisfaction scores that are more than 4.0.
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Software engineers, another technology-based job, came in at No. 21, earning a median salary of $102,000. Although the job received a 3.6 out of 5 in satisfaction, it received an overall score of 4.3.
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Creative Managers received overall job and satisfaction scores of 4.3 out of 5. Creative managers earn a median base salary of $110,000, according to Glassdoor. These scores prompted the job to be ranked No. 20.
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Tax managers received a 3.7 satisfaction score and an overall job score of 4.4. The median base salary for this position is $110,000.
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With an overall job score of 4.4 out of 5 and a median base salary of $115,000, analytics manager jobs came in at No. 18 as one of the best jobs to have.
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Mechanical engineers also make an appearance in Glassdoor's list this year. Professionals in this field earn a median base salary of $75,000, with the overall job score being 4.4 out of 5 and job satisfaction receiving a 3.8 score.
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Site reliability engineers, who apply aspects of software engineering to solve IT operations problems, ranked No. 16 with a median salary of $120,000 and an overall job score of 4.4. Job satisfaction for this field was 4.1 out of 5.
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Front end engineers came in at No. 15. Workers in this field, which received a 4.4 overall job rate score, have a median base salary of $100,000, Glassdoor reports.
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A business development manager can expect to earn a median base salary of $75,000.nGlassdoor rated this job as having an overall job score of 4.4.
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A risk manager, someone who can identify potential risks and coordinate to minimize their impact, is also a top job to have this year. According to Glassdoor, median base salary for this job is $97,000. Risk management jobs obtained overall job and job satisfaction scores that were higher than 4.
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Finance managers can expect to earn a median base salary of about $116,000, Glassdoor reports. The job satisfaction score for finance managers is a 3.8 out of 5. The overall job score is 4.4. Taking these factors into consideration, Glassdoor ranked finance management as one of best jobs this year — giving it the No. 12 spot.
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Compliance managers generally enforce company policies. With a median base salary of $96,000 and an overall job score of 4.4, as well as a 4.3 job satisfaction score, being a compliance manager is one of the best jobs in 2018.
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Manufacturing engineers came in at No. 10 with an overall job satisfaction score of 4.4 out of 5. Median base salary for professionals in this field is $72,000, according to Glassdoor.
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Product managers came in ninth position as one of the best jobs to have in 2018 — with a median base salary of $113,000. Glassdoor gave this profession an overall score of 4.4 out of 5.
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Mobile development — a profession with a median base salary of $90,000 and an overall job score of 4.5 — earned the eighth spot, according to Glassdoor.
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The No. 7 best job to have in America this year is that of a strategic manager. Glassdoor reports that strategy managers earn a median base salary of $135,000. The profession has job satisfaction and overall job scores of 4.5 out of 5.
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Electric engineers, professionals who focus on the application of electricity and electronics, take the No. 6 spot as one of the best jobs this year. Workers in this field earn a median base salary of $76,000.
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Human resources managers took the fifth spot this year as one of the best jobs to have. HR managers are typically tasked with overseeing the administrative operations of a company or organization. Professionals in this field — which boasts a 4.5 overall job score and a 3.9 job satisfaction score — earn a base salary of $85,000, Glassdoor reports.
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A second healthcare career can be found in the Best Jobs in America for 2018 list compiled by Glassdoor. Occupational therapists take the fourth spot. Workers in this field earn a median base salary of $74,000, according to Glassdoor.
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Marketing managers came in at No. 3 as having best job in America for 2018 due to an overall median base salary of $85,000, overall job score of 4.6 and a job satisfaction score of 4.0.
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Although development operations engineers did not take the top spot as having the best job in America for 2018, workers in this field earn a median base salary of $105,000, according to Glassdoor.
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A number of technology-based professions were among Glassdoor's Best Jobs in America for 2018 — including the one that took the top spot. Data scientists were crowned as having the best job for 2018 due to a median base salary of $110,000 and a high overall job score of 4.8 out of 5.
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