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These are the top 25 jobs of 2015



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A role as a human resources manager is ranked as the fourth best job for 2015, while the top three jobs are physician assistant, software engineer and business development manager.

This is according to Glassdoor’s inaugural report on the 25 best jobs in America for this year. These jobs were ranked on the basis of three key factors – earning potential based on average annual base salary, career opportunities rating and the number of job openings.

The top 25 jobs that stood out across all three categories are:

1. Physician assistant, with a job score of 4.8, it has 45,484 openings, an average annual salary of US$111,376 and a career opportunities rating of 3.5.

2. Software engineer, with a job score of 4.6, it has 104,828 openings, an average annual salary of US$98,074 and a career opportunities rating of 3.3.

3. Business development manager, with a job score of 4.6, it has 11,616 openings, an average annual salary of US$94,907 and a career opportunities rating of 3.5.

4. Human resources manager, with a job score of 4.6, it has 8,073 openings, an average annual salary of US$96,443 and a career opportunities rating of 3.6.

5. Finance manager, with a job score of 4.6, it has 9,728 openings, an average annual salary of US$122,865 and a career opportunities rating of 3.4.

6. Marketing manager, with a job score of 4.6, it has 14,647 openings, an average annual salary of US$100,130 and a career opportunities rating of 3.4.

7. Database administrator, with a job score of 4.5, it has 9,790 openings, an average annual salary of US$97,835 and a career opportunities rating of 3.4.

8. Product manager, with a job score of 4.5, it has 10,924 openings, an average annual salary of US$113,363 and a career opportunities rating of 3.3.

9. Data scientist, with a job score of 4.4, it has 3,449 openings, an average annual salary of US$104,476 and a career opportunities rating of 3.8.

10. Sales manager, with a job score of 4.4, it has 26,193 openings, an average annual salary of US$76,556 and a career opportunities rating of 3.3.

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11. Solutions architect, with a job score of 4.4, an average annual salary of US$121,657 and a career opportunities rating of 3.4.

12. Mechanical engineer, with a job score of 4.4, an average annual salary of US$73,015 and a career opportunities rating of 3.3.

13. QA engineer, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$77,499 and a career opportunities rating of 3.2.

14. Business analyst, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$74,638 and a career opportunities rating of 3.2.

15. Electrical engineer, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$76,803 and a career opportunities rating of 3.3.

16. Network engineer, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$87,518 and a career opportunities rating of 3.2.

17. Civil engineer, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$73,383 and a career opportunities rating of 3.5.

18. Audit manager, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$69,271 and a career opportunities rating of 3.9.

19. Physical therapist, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$64,806 and a career opportunities rating of 3.2.

20. IT project manager, with a job score of 4.3, an average annual salary of US$103,710 and a career opportunities rating of 3.2.

21. Client services manager, with a job score of 4.2, an average annual salary of US$103,736 and a career opportunities rating of 3.7.

22. Supply chain manager, with a job score of 4.2, an average annual salary of US$83,795 and a career opportunities rating of 3.4.

23. Mobile developer, with a job score of 4.2, an average annual salary of US$79,810 and a career opportunities rating of 3.3.

24. Nurse practitioner, with a job score of 4.2, an average annual salary of US$95,171 and a career opportunities rating of 3.1.

25. Sales engineer, with a job score of 4.2, an average annual salary of US$91,318 and a career opportunities rating of 3.2

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