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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

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Whether you want a new job, or just want to make sure you already have a great job, Glassdoor has released its inaugural report highlighting the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015.

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This new report identifies the 25 best jobs based on each job’s overall Glassdoor Job Score*. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined using three key factors – earning potential based on average annual base salary, career opportunities rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out across all three categories. Check out the complete results:

1. Physician Assistant Glassdoor Job Score: 4.8

  • Number of Job Openings: 45,484
  • Average Base Salary: $111,376
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

2. Software Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

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  • Number of Job Openings: 104,828
  • Average Base Salary: $98,074
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

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3. Business Development Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 11,616
  • Average Base Salary: $94,907
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

4. Human Resources Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 8,073
  • Average Base Salary: $96,443
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.6

5. Finance Manager- Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 9,728
  • Average Base Salary: $122,865
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

6. Marketing Manager- Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 14,647
  • Average Base Salary: $100,130
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

7. Database Administrator- Glassdoor Job Score: 4.5

  • Number of Job Openings: 9,790
  • Average Base Salary: $97,835
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

8. Product Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.5

  • Number of Job Openings: 10,294
  • Average Base Salary: $113,363
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

9. Data Scientist - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4

  • Number of Job Openings: 3,449
  • Average Base Salary: $104,476
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

10. Sales Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4

  • Number of Job Openings: 26,193
  • Average Base Salary: $76,556
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

11. Solutions Architect - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4

  • Number of Job Openings: 3,982
  • Average Base Salary: $121,657
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

12. Mechanical Engineer- Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4

  • Number of Job Openings: 16,065
  • Average Base Salary: $73,015
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

13. QA Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 26,383
  • Average Base Salary: $77,499
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

14. Business Analyst - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 21,337
  • Average Base Salary: $74,638
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2 

15. Electrical Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 10,435
  • Average Base Salary: $76,803
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

16. Network Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 14,092
  • Average Base Salary: $87,518
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

17. Civil Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 6,120
  • Average Base Salary: $73,383
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

18. Audit Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 4,585
  • Average Base Salary: $69,271
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9

19. Physical Therapist - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 27,579
  • Average Base Salary: $64,806
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

20. IT Project Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

  • Number of Job Openings: 5,700
  • Average Base Salary: $103,710
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

21. Client Services Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2

  • Number of Job Openings: 2,377
  • Average Base Salary: $103,736
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

22. Supply Chain Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2

  • Number of Job Openings: 3,754
  • Average Base Salary: $83,795
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

23. Mobile Developer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2

  • Number of Job Openings: 4,651
  • Average Base Salary: $79,810
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

24. Nurse Practitioner - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2

  • Number of Job Openings: 15,341
  • Average Base Salary: $95,171
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

25. Sales Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2

  • Number of Job Openings: 6,007
  • Average Base Salary: $91,318
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

Job Search Tip: Don’t forget that when thinking about a new job, you also want to consider other aspects that can make it enjoyable – this includes reading company reviews to see what a company culture is like, reading up on the benefits offered and getting more details into compensation i.e. bonuses, equity, commission, etc.

* MethodologyGlassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America report identifies specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighting three factors equally: earning potential (average annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job). For a job title to be considered, it must receive at least 75 salary reports and at least 75 career opportunities ratings shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (1/10/14–1/9/15). The number of job openings per job title represents the total number posted on Glassdoor over the past three months (10/21/14-1/20/15). This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.