Have you been thinking about making a career change? Don’t know where to start? Glassdoor published it’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2017, which is a great place to start doing some career research. Utilizing its database, Glassdoor bases its best job rankings off three different criterion:
- Number of job openings
- Job satisfaction
These in combination determine an overall job score.
What can we learn?
Our world is becoming a data and technologically sophisticated place, which has facilitated a wealth of demand for employees with highly technical skill sets. All organizations recognize the importance of having a website and social media activity for staying competitive in this day and age. However, finding people that can decipher digitized data from online activity or build website framework is a challenge for organizations to fill relative jobs.
Most of Glassdoor’s list is comprised of professions within technology, healthcare, and financial industries. Data scientist ranks at the #1 spot on the list for the second year in a row which indicates data analytics is a coveted skill set.
- 30% of job openings on Glassdoor’s list are for physical therapists, software engineers, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, and dental hygienists.
- 34% of the best jobs have a annual median base salary of $100,000.
- $90,810 is the annual median base salary amongst all the best jobs.
- The top three jobs based solely on the criteria of overall job satisfaction are data scientist, strategy manager, and data engineer.