Jobs With The Best Career Opportunities

jobs with the best career opportunities

Best Career Opportunities in the US 

In a study that came out in July 2019, Glassdoor reports being a tax manager is the best career opportunity with a medium base salary of $112,021 a year, and 4,803 job openings as of July 5th. The study analyzed millions of employee reviews on Glassdoor to identify the 25 jobs with the best career opportunities in the United States.

The results show careers in different fields, not just tech like some may have thought. The results can be good for helping a new college student decide which direction to go in or help others figure out a new career path.

The report used the criteria of a median base salary over $80,000 a year or more, of 2,000 job openings or more, and a career opportunities rating of 1-5, with 5 being the strongest. Using this, the tax manager career had a rating of 4.1, which you can compare to the average of 3.0 across all the jobs on the Glassdoor website.

Top 10 Jobs With Best Career Opportunities

1          Tax Manager  

2          Salesforce Developer 

3          Product Designer       

4          Strategy Manager       

5          HR Manager              

6          Audit Manager           

7          Data Scientist             

8          Business Development Manager       

9          Java Developer          

10        Marketing Manager   


You can view the rest of the jobs as well as the ratings and stats, on the Glassdoor report. Based on this report, many of the jobs are in the six-figures, or close to six-figures. Their ratings are all 3.6 and above and have between 2,010 and 12,865 job openings on Glassdoor.

Best Jobs in America for 2019 Report 

If you take a look at Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America for 2019 listing, you can see that data scientists came in at #1 with a salary of $108,000, with a nursing manager at #2 with a salary of $83,000, a marketing manager at #3 with a salary of $82,000, an occupational therapist at #4 with a salary of $74,000, and a product manager at #5 with a salary of $115,000.

US News’ “Best Jobs of 2019”

However, according to this U.S. News article on their Best Jobs of 2019, software developers were rated highest. This is because the job not only offers flexible hours, which is so important in today’s world but also remote work which is becoming more and more common. The job also invests in the individual’s personal and professional development. A software developer has a median annual income of over $100,000 and those who work as one do so in computer systems, design, manufacturing, and finance. The article also listed a statistician as #2, a physician assistant as #3, and a dentist as #4. Health care occupations have also continued to show promise with high salaries and low unemployment rates.

What Data Scientists and Software Developers Have In Common

According to this article by Barron’s, programming languages such as Java, Python, R, Hadoop, and SQL are used by data scientists and software developers. Companies such as Google, Aetna, and Microsoft look to hire people with these types of skills. With each receiving a six-figure salary, it seems as though becoming either a data scientist or software developer can be a smart career choice.

Latest Job Figures from BLS

Based on the latest job figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7% in July, while the labor force participation rate was up to 63% in July from 62.9% in June. The U.S. economy also added 164,000 new jobs in July.

Basically speaking, if you are looking for a career path with a six-figure income, one where you can advance, learn new skills, and the potential to earn more money, becoming a tax manager or any of the top careers on the lists mentioned above would be a good idea. They can provide you with a decent career, and potential for even more as the years go by.





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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.