If you’re fortunate enough to be young and just starting out, or are looking for a new career, you may want to read “The 50 Best Jobs in America — And How Much They Pay” by Paul Schrodt. Schrodt’s source is the job site Glassdoor’s fourth annual report on this country’s best jobs. Glassdoor used three factors to determine its job scores: base salary, job satisfaction ratings, and number of job openings. Each factor is given equal weight.
It should be no surprise that technology dominates the top of this year’s list, taking 20 positions, including data scientist (No. 1), devops engineer (No. 2, I don’t know what that is either), and data analyst (new at No. 38). Finance and healthcare are also well-represented, with finance manager at No. 12 and physician assistant at No. 25. The report thinks many of these jobs are unlikely to be replaced by AI or automation.
And don’t forget to check the satisfaction scores. “Once people start their jobs, pay is not necessarily the leading impact for how satisfied you are,” says Glassdoor spokeswoman Sarah Stoddard.
The complete article can be found at http://time.com/money/5114734/the-50-best-jobs-in-america-and-how-much-they-pay/?.