Aug 20, 2018 - 07:12 PM
"What are the best jobs?" is a question that one cannot really answer definitively, as everyone has unique interests and goals. That said, certain jobs have better pay, hours, duties, job growth rates, and conditions than others. This post illuminates the best jobs in America based on those five factors and other relevant considerations.
Time Money features a list of the 50 best jobs in America based on three main factors: job satisfaction ratings, base salary, and number of job openings. Time assigns a score of one to five to each job based on the aforementioned factors. No one job got a score of five, but data scientist did come close with a score of 4.8. Without further ado, here are the 10 best jobs right now:
• Data Scientist, 4.8
• Devops Engineer, 4.6
• Marketing Manager, 4.6
• Occupational Therapist, 4.5
• HR Manager, 4.5
• Electrical Engineer, 4.5
• Strategy Manager, 4.5
• Mobile Developer, 4.5
• Product Manager, 4.4
• Manufacturing Engineer, 4.4
Of course, just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so too is "best job" in the eye of the worker. The best job for you may not be on the list, and nor may it be on the top 100, but if you enjoy it, well, then, there is no one that can make you feel otherwise.
Mar 21, 2019 - 03:21 PM
Many professionals worry that their jobs may be replaced by automation. This is a legitimate concern and something you should keep in mind as you decide which job is the best for you. Generally speaking, the best jobs are those that require you to use your critical thinking skills to solve problems. Jobs that require unique ideas and human expertise are less likely to be replaced.
Another big concern when finding the best job is salary. The best paying jobs are often those in positions of leadership, or positions that directly help a company financially. For example, if you are a salesperson at a company, you may have an opportunity to make more money. As previously stated, many jobs in technology and healthcare (but not all) pay high salaries. Salary.com is a great resource to check out if you are interested in doing research on job salaries.
The great news is there are many resources online to help you choose the job that’s the best fit for you. And, there are many websites that share salary information, so you can evaluate which jobs may pay more.
In the end, the best job is one that you enjoy, and one that uses your skillset and allows you to work for a boss who respects you, and at a company you respect.