The Top 25 Best Jobs In US 2016
Each year, it’s exciting to see what positions are expected to top the job fields. This year, it’s no surprise some of the leading positions are in the business and marketing industries. Here are the top 25 jobs of 2016.
1. Data Scientist
Professionals in this field analyze big data to discover market trends. Currently, there are just over 1,700 positions open for a data scientist position. The salary begins at just over $115,000 annually. Most data scientists also have the opportunity to advance in their fields.
2. Tax Manager
Tax managers work for corporate accounting teams to ensure the proper policies and procedures are followed regarding a company’s taxes. There are just over 1,500 jobs available for this position at the start of 2016. Tax managers start at almost $110,000 annually.
3. Solutions Architect
Architects generally convert creative ideas into designs that can be implemented using blueprints and other tangible plans. There are currently nearly 3,000 available positions. Solutions architects enter the job force making almost $120,000 a year.
4. Engagement Manager
Anyone entering the job force who works well with others would do well as an engagement manager. This type of employee works with a vendor to ensure all company and vendor relationships are maintained smoothly. At the beginning of 2016, there are just over $1,300 available positions. Employees enter the work force making around $125,000 a year.
5. Mobile Developer
One of the hottest jobs in the marketplace, a mobile developer develops and implements mobile applications. A developer can enter the work force at a base pay of $90,000 a year. There are currently 2,250 available job opportunities.
6. HR Manager
HR departments are headed by human resources managers. With nearly 3,500 openings at the start of 2016 and a base rate of $85,000, managers in this field are seeing an influx in opportunities.
7. Physician Assistant
Entering the workforce at a base rate of $97,000 a year, a PA or physician assistant is in charge of handling patients when a private practitioner is not available. This person is in charge of nearly every task—except for diagnosing patients. There are over 3,000 available positions open for a PA.
8. Product Manager
Product managers are in charge of the synergy between a product’s tech development, implementation and usability. These people are generally great with both people and project management. The base salary of such an employee is just over $100,000 annually. There are over 6,500 openings for product managers.
9. Software Engineer
Software engineers are in charge of designing, implementing and evaluating software for a company. They generally enter the marketplace at a base rate of just under $100,000 a year. There are almost 50,000 available jobs for software engineers at the start of the year.
10. Audit Manager
Audit managers ensure a company is complying to SOX standards. Managers monitor auditors to ensure they are following policies and procedures. There are just over 1,000 openings for managers at the beginning of 2016, and managers start at $95,000 a year.
11. Analytics Manager
These managers analyze data for companies (including past data) to ensure the company is running as efficiently as possible. There are just under 1,000 openings for this position, and the salary starts at just over $100,000 a year.
12. Software Development Manager
Most software development managers work hand in hand with project managers to ensure seamless projects. There are just under 1,200 software development manager positions open, and salaries start at around $135,000 a year.
13. Product Marketing Manager
Product marketing managers work closely with the product development team to sell and market a product. There are just over 1,000 available jobs in this field, and salaries start at around $115,000 a year.
14. Marketing Manager
Marketing managers work with the marketing team to ensure the team works together seamlessly. They start at just under $100,000 a year and have over 2,500 positions available to them in 2016.
15. QA Manager
Quality assurance managers create the processes and procedures put in place to ensure a fair and ethical workplace. There are almost 3,800 available jobs in this field, and the base salary starts at just under $90,000 a year.
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16. Finance Manager
Finance managers oversee finance departments to ensure proper account forecasting and payment of bills. There are just over 1,500 available finance manager positions, and the salary starts at around $115,000 a year.
17. Business Development Manager
Business development managers work to ensure a company is growing financially. There are just under 3,000 available jobs in this field, and most business development managers start at around $80,000 a year.
18. UX Designer
A typical user experience designer ensures a program or app is running correctly and is easy to operate. There are just under 900 positions available, and the average starting salary is just under $92,000 a year.
19. Strategy Manager
Strategy managers ensure the entire management team is moving together in the right direction. There are just over 600 available jobs in 2016, and salaries start at around $130,000 a year.
20. Technical Account Manager
Tech account managers ensure customer and internal relationships within a company continue to run smoothly. Salaries start at just under $70,000 a year. There are currently just under 1,200 jobs available.
Consultants can work in a variety of fields and assist customers in companies to find the right products and services for their needs. There are just over 1,000 consultant jobs, and most consultants start at around $85,000 a year.
22. Construction Superintendent
Superintendents oversee a construction job and ensure the job runs as smoothly as possible. There are almost 1,100 jobs open in this field, and salaries start at just under $80,000 a year.
23. Nurse Practitioner
Nurse practitioners assist doctors in hospitals with patient care and diagnosis. There are over 5,600 jobs available in this field, and salaries start at just under $100,000 a year.
24. Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers work on the electrical components of various structures to ensure correct wiring and working electricity. There are just over 2,500 jobs available in 2016, and salaries start at just under $77,000 a year.
25. Software Architect
Software architects implement code and create software modules independently or on a team. Just under 650 jobs are available in this field; jobs start at $130,000 a year.