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25 Best Jobs in America for 2016

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

Last Updated August 2, 2020

With 45% of people planning to look for a new job in 2016 according to a Glassdoor survey, now is the time to fire up your job search. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2016.

Data Scientist (#1), Tax Manager (#2) and Solutions Architect (#3) stand out as the three Best Jobs in America for 2016. But which other jobs made the cut?

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This report highlights 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 median annual base salary, career opportunities rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out across all three categories.

*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 (median 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 (1/8/15-1/7/16). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 1/8/16. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.