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by Melissa Faithful

You know how nerve-breaking career choices are. From the moment you enter adulthood, until the moment you’re in your office’s bathroom floor crying because of your horrible boss, you are never really certain if you’re in the right path.

The financial crisis of the recent years made things far more difficult, as we now whine about the job we don’t have and not the one we do. Fortunately job engine Glassdoor released a list with the 25 best jobs in America to help people seek jobs according to the openings.

25. Software Architect
Career Score: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 653
Median Base Salary: $130,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

24. Electrical Engineer

Career Score: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 2,516
Median Base Salary: $76,900
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

23. Nurse Practitioner
Job Score: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 5,624
Median Base Salary: $99,500
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

22. Construction Superintendent
Job Score: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 1,054
Median Base Salary: $78,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

21. Consultant
Job Score: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 1,071
Median Base Salary: $84,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

20. Technical Account Manager
Job Score: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 1,160
Median Base Salary: $69,548
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

19. Strategy Manager
Job Score: 4.3
Number of Job Openings: 631
Median Base Salary: $130,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

18. UX Designer
Job Score: 4.3
Number of Job Openings: 863
Median Base Salary: $91,800
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.6

17.
Business Development Manager
Job Score: 4.3
Number of Job Openings: 2,906
Median Base Salary: $80,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

16. Finance Manager
Job Score: 4.3
Number of Job Openings: 1,632
Median Base Salary: $115,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

15. QA Manager
Job Score: 4.4
Number of Job Openings: 3,749
Median Base Salary: $85,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

14. Marketing Manager
Job Score: 4.4
Number of Job Openings: 2,560
Median Base Salary: $90,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

13. Product Marketing Manager

Job Score: 4.4
Number of Job Openings: 1,111
Median Base Salary: $115,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

12. Software Development Manager
Job Score: 4.4
Number of Job Openings: 1,199
Median Base Salary: $135,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

11. Analytics Manager
Job Score: 4.5
Number of Job Openings: 982
Median Base Salary: $105,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

10. Audit Manager
Job Score: 4.5
Number of Job Openings: 1,001
Median Base Salary: $95,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9

9. Software Engineer
Job Score: 4.5
Number of Job Openings: 49,270
Median Base Salary: $95,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

8. Product Manager
Job Score: 4.5
Number of Job Openings: 6,607
Median Base Salary: $106,680
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

7. Physician Assistant
Job Score: 4.6
Number of Job Openings: 3,364
Median Base Salary: $97,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

6. HR Manager
Job Score: 4.6
Number of Job Openings: 3,468
Median Base Salary: $85,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

5. Mobile Developer
Job Score: 4.6
Number of Job Openings: 2,251
Median Base Salary: $90,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

4. Engagement Manager
Job Score: 4.6
Number of Job Openings: 1,356
Median Base Salary: $125,000
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

3. Solutions Architect
Job Score: 4.6
Number of Job Openings: 2,906
Median Base Salary: $119,500
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

2. Tax Manager

Job Score: 4.7
Number of Job Openings: 1,574
Median Base Salary: $108,00
Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9

1. Data Scientist

Job Score: 4.7
Number of Job Openings: 1,736
Median Base Salary: $116,840
Career Opportunities Rating: 4.1

Methodology: Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America report identifies specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighting three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job). For a job title to be considered, it must receive at least 75 salary reports and at least 75 career opportunities ratings shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (1/8/15-1/7/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 1/8/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.
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