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The 25 jobs with the brightest futures, according to Glassdoor

The 25 jobs with the brightest futures, according to Glassdoor

10 jobs with the brightest futures

The 25 jobs with the brightest futures, according to Glassdoor

 There's more to a job than friendly co-workers, perks and a steady paycheck. It's also important to consider which roles will give you a chance to grow and advance in your career.

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To determine which jobs might offer the brightest futures, analysts over at Glassdoor read through millions of employee reviews. They came up with a list of the top 25 roles employees said fostered strong career opportunities, paid well above the national median base salary (June 2019: $53,411) and remained in demand in the current labor market, meaning there are at least 2,000 open positions available.

For a job title to be considered, Glassdoor noted it must receive at least 75 salary reports and at least 75 job career opportunity ratings shared by U.S.-based employees between July 2018 through the end of June 2019.

Of all the careers out there, tax managers ranked No. 1 for best career opportunities in the U.S.

According to the analysis, tax managers have a median base salary of $112,021. There are currently more than 4,000 tax manager openings on the site, and employees report working in this role has offered continued progress, giving it a rating of 4.1 out of 5.

Salesforce developers and product designers rounded out the top three.

"Almost half of these roles are tech roles, with product designerdata scientistJAVA developerand mobile developer all having career opportunities ratings of at least 3.8," according to Glassdoor. "Nursing manager boasts the highest number of open jobs of any role on this list with almost 15,000 open roles in the U.S. as of July 5, 2019."

Here are the 25 jobs with the best career opportunities in the country, according to Glassdoor:

  1. Tax manager
  2. Salesforce developer
  3. Product designer
  4. Strategy manager
  5. Human resources manager
  6. Audit manager
  7. Data scientist
  8. Business development manager
  9. Java developer
  10. Marketing manager
  11. Product marketing manager
  12. Mobile developer
  13. DevOps engineer
  14. Communications manager
  15. Accounting manager
  16. Data engineer
  17. Scrum master
  18. Dentist
  19. Physician assistant
  20. Product manager
  21. Compliance manager
  22. Nursing manager
  23. Solutions architect
  24. QA manager
  25. Software development engineer

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