This Is the Best Job in America, According to Glassdoor

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Everyone has their own personal dream job. But have you ever wondered what the actual best job in America is? Company review website Glassdoor has the answer. It determined the ranking based on three things: median base salary, job satisfaction, and the number of job openings. After crunching the numbers, Glassdoor determined that the best job in America in 2019 is: data scientist.

A data scientist makes a median base salary of $108,000/year and has an average job satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5. And right now, there are over 6,500 data scientist jobs on Glassdoor with companies all over the U.S., ranging from internships to senior-level management positions, part-time to full-time.

The ranking doesn’t come as a total surprise. Glassdoor ranks the best jobs in America every year, and data scientist has held the number one position since 2016. Interestingly, the median base salary has decreased slightly over the years. But that doesn’t seem to affect morale much, as it’s now the best job in America for four years running.

Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, most people can’t just switch careers to become a data scientist; you’ll likely need a degree in math, computer science, or another related field. But if you’re in school right now or considering going back, it’s good to know that data scientists consistently have one of the best jobs in America for both earning potential and satisfaction.

The rest of the top 10 best jobs in America and their median base salaries are nursing manager ($83,000/year), marketing manager ($82,000/year), occupational therapist ($74,000/year), product manager ($115,000/year), DevOps engineer ($106,000/year), program manager ($87,000/year), data engineer ($100,000/year), HR manager ($85,000/year), and software engineer ($104,000/year).