The best jobs this year are in tech, professional services and healthcare, according to a recent report from Glassdoor.
Physician assistant earned the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor’s inaugural 25 best jobs in America list, thanks to its high pay, number of job openings and career opportunities. There are 45,484 physician assistant job openings posted on Glassdoor, with an annual average base pay of $111,376. Other top jobs are software engineer and business development manager. See all 25 top jobs above.
Glassdoor identified the top 25 jobs with the highest “Glassdoor Job Score,” a score from 1.0 to 5.0 determined by a position’s earning potential, career opportunities rating and number of open jobs listing. For a job title to be considered, it had to have at least 75 salary reports and at least 75 career opportunities ratings shared by U.S.-based employees from Jan. 10, 2014 to Jan. 9, 2015. The job openings number represents the number of jobs posted on Glassdoor from Oct. 21, 2014 to Jan. 20, 2015.
The highest paying job on this list is finance manager, with an average annual base salary of $122,865. The lowest paying is physical therapist, which has an average annual base salary of $64,806.
Software engineer has the most current job openings, with 104,828 in total.
If this list of jobs sounds familiar, it’s possibly because CareerBuilder’s top jobs of 2015 list features several of the same occupations. CareerBuilder worked with Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. to rank jobs by supply and demands. The list, released in November, names marketing executive as the top job of 2015, followed by software developer and registered nurse.