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Glassdoor releases list of 50 best jobs in America for 2020

Tech jobs fill out Glassdoor's list of best jobs in America this year.
Tech jobs fill out Glassdoor's list of best jobs in America this year. (Pixabay)

Looking for a new job to kick start your decade? A new list can help guide your career change.

Glassdoor revealed its list of the 50 best jobs in America for 2020 on Wednesday, ranking a variety of jobs based on salary, satisfaction and availability.

Jobs in technology easily outrank traditional careers, with the majority paying upwards of $100,000.

A career as a front end engineer ranked as the best in the nation by Glassdoor.

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The median base salary for that job is $105,240 and the satisfaction rate is 3.9 out of 5, according to Glassdoor. There are about 13,122 job openings in that field.

According to Glassdoor, a front end engineer “selects, installs and tests the user interface elements of a website.”

Java developer, data scientist, product manager and devops engineer round out the top five on the list.

The data scientist title was the previous highest-ranking job in America, though Glassdoor still calls it a “thriving role.”

The highest-paying job on the list is a strategy manager with a median base salary of $133,067. It ranked as No. 9 on the list.

For a job to be considered, it must have at least 100 salary reports on Glassdoor and have at least 100 satisfaction ratings between December 2018-December 2019.

  1. Front End Engineer: $105,240 median base salary, 3.9/5 job satisfaction rating, 13,122 job openings
  2. Java Developer: $83,589 median base salary, 3.9/5 job satisfaction rating, 16,136 job openings
  3. Data Scientist: $107,801 median base salary, 4.0/5 job satisfaction rating, 6,542 job openings
  4. Product Manager: $117,713 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 12,173 job openings
  5. Devops Engineer: $107,310 median base salary, 3.9/5 job satisfaction rating, 6,603 job openings
  6. Data Engineer: $102,472 median base salary, 3.9/5 job satisfaction rating, 6,941 job openings
  7. Software Engineer: $105,563 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 50,438 job openings
  8. Speech Language Pathologist: $71,867 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 29,167 job openings
  9. Strategy Manager: $133,067 median base salary, 4.3/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,515 job openings
  10. Business Development Manager: $78,480 median base salary, 4.0/5 job satisfaction rating, 6,560 job openings
  11. Nursing Manager: $85,389 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 12,320 job openings
  12. HR Manager: $83,190 median base salary, 4.1/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,966 job openings
  13. Operations Manager: $70,189 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 19,198 job openings
  14. Salesforce Developer: $81,175 median base salary, 4.2/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,639 job openings
  15. Finance Manager: $120,644 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 4,091 job openings
  16. Accounting Manager: $85,794 median base salary, 4.0/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,589 job openings
  17. Program Manager: $87,005 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 19,280 job openings
  18. Applications Engineer: $76,854 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 9,550 job openings
  19. Clinic Manager: $70,000 median base salary, 3.9/5 job satisfaction rating, 5,768 job openings
  20. Physical Therapist: $71,483 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 28,886 job openings
  21. Project Manager: $77,396 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 37,764 job openings
  22. Electrical Engineer: $77,035 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 7,756 job openings
  23. Occupational Therapist: $74,339 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 14,838 job openings
  24. Facilities Manager: $70,160 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 5,842 job openings
  25. Sales Manager: $70,489 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 6,272 job openings
  26. Business Analyst: $73,022 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 13,181 job openings
  27. Systems Engineer: $92,225 median base salary, 3.5/5 job satisfaction rating, 16,850 job openings
  28. Compliance Officer: $84,784 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 5,002 job openings
  29. Scrum Master: $100,000 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 2,894 job openings
  30. Customer Success Manager: $66,326 median base salary, 4.2/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,603 job openings
  31. Risk Manager: $101,468 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 4,296 job openings
  32. Software Developer: $80,429 median base salary, 3.5/5 job satisfaction rating, 31,909 job openings
  33. Cloud Engineer: $110,600 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 4,668 job openings
  34. Product Designer: $102,000 median base salary, 4.2/5 job satisfaction rating, 1,946 job openings
  35. Realtor: $50,467 median base salary, 4.2/5 job satisfaction rating, 7,468 job openings
  36. Mechanical Engineer: $75,700 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 5,714 job openings
  37. Corporate Recruiter: $65,607 median base salary, 4.4/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,279 job openings
  38. UX Designer: $90,478 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,308 job openings
  39. QA Engineer: $81,632 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,321 job openings
  40. Financial Analyst: $71,334 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 9,241 job openings
  41. Physician Assistant: $109,585 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 4,537 job openings
  42. Sales Engineer: $87,608 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 2,854 job openings
  43. Civil Engineer: $65,704 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 5,270 job openings
  44. Data Analyst: $62,973 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 6,848 job openings
  45. EHS Specialist: $76,854 median base salary, 3.7/5 job satisfaction rating, 3,674 job openings
  46. Automation Engineer: $85,456 median base salary, 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating, 2,658 job openings
  47. Research Scientist: $85,611 median base salary, 3.5/5 job satisfaction rating, 7,257 job openings
  48. Design Manager: $120,549 median base salary, 4.1/5 job satisfaction rating, 1,234 job openings
  49. Network Engineer: $71,028 median base salary, 3.6/5 job satisfaction rating, 6,138 job openings
  50. Healthcare Consultant: $79,065 median base salary, 3.9/5 job satisfaction rating, 1,967 job openings

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