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50 Best Jobs in America for 2017

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

Last Updated July 28, 2020

Want to make a major career change in 2017, but don't know where to start looking? No problem — we’ve got you covered with our annual 50 Best Jobs in America for 2017.

Data Scientist claims the top spot for the second year in a row, followed by DevOps Engineer (#2) and Data Engineer (#3). A few new jobs to the list include Dental Hygienist, Corporate Recruiter and Pharmacy Manager.

Which other jobs made the cut? Find out below.

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This report highlights the 50 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, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out across all three categories.

Based across the pond? We’ve also put together the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2017.

Happy job hunting!

*Methodology: Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America report identifies specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction 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 100 salary reports and at least 100 job satisfaction ratings shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year (1/2/16-1/1/17). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 1/1/17. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles.