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50 Best Jobs In America For 2019 according to Glassdoor

With millions of U.S. workers looking for new jobs in the new year, Glassdoor one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, today announced its annual jobs report identifying the 50 best jobs in the USA

The report highlights the 50 Best Jobs based on each job's overall Glassdoor Job Score.1 The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out across all three categories.

The top five Best Jobs in America for 2019 are:

1. Data Scientist

  • Job Score: 4.7
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,510
  • Median Base Salary: $108,000
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2. Nursing Manager

  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
  • Number of Job Openings: 13,931
  • Median Base Salary: $83,000
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3. Marketing Manager

  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 7,395
  • Median Base Salary: $82,000 
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4. Occupational Therapist

  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
  • Number of Job Openings: 17,701
  • Median Base Salary: $74,000
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5. Product Manager

  • Job Score: 4.5
  • Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
  • Number of Job Openings: 11,884
  • Median Base Salary: $115,000
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SEE COMPLETE RESULTS for the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019.

"There's no question that emerging technologies designed to grow and scale business, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are having an impact on the types of jobs employers are hiring for across the country. As a result, we're seeing a spike in demand for highly-skilled workers in 2019," said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. "With such a healthy job market kicking off 2019, we're seeing many of these Best Jobs open for people to apply to and get hired at employers across all industries and in all areas of the country."

Tech jobs are the most represented with 19 jobs on this year's list, down slightly from 20 tech jobs in 2018. There are 22 new jobs on this year's list, including Security Engineer (No. 17, 4.3), Recruiter (No. 28, 4.2) and Brand Manager (No. 48, 4.0). The most in-demand job is Software Engineer (No. 10, 4.4) with 49,007 job openings and the highest-paid job is Software Engineering Manager (No. 43, 4.0) with a median base salary of $153,000.

Eight jobs are in the growing healthcare industry, up from five jobs in 2018, with Dental Hygienist (No. 30, 4.1), Physical Therapist (No. 37, 4.1) and Radiologic Technologist (No. 41, 4.0) new to the list this year. As reported in a recent Glassdoor Economic Research study, Job Market Trends: Five Hiring Disruptions to Watch in 2019, America's workers are getting older and by 2035, there will likely be more retirees than children, a first in U.S. history. With Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain predicting future labor shortages due to more baby boomers leaving the workforce, the demand for highly-skilled health care professionals will only continue to rise as more Americans require more intensive medical attention.