With unemployment at a 49-year low, can you have a job that has high job satisfaction while giving you a six-figure income?
In July, the U.S. economy added 164,000 new jobs in July.
That being said, companies are always looking to improve efficiency as well as learn more about their customers — introducing data scientists.
According to Glassdoor, they have a median base annual salary of $108,000, followed by nursing managers at No.2 ($83,000), marketing managers at No.# ($82,000), occupational therapists at No.4 ($74,000) and product managers at No. 5 ($115,000).
This score is determined by weighing three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating and number of job openings.
A job title to be considered must receive at least 100 salary reports and at least 100 job satisfaction ratings shared by U.S. based employees in one year.
On Glassdoor’s top 20 list, there were other six-figure jobs with a high number of job openings, job satisfaction and earning potential, including devops engineers at No. 6 ($106,000 a year) who work with developers and the IT staff to oversee code releases, data engineers at No. 8 ($100,000), software engineers at No. 10 ($104,000), physician assistant at No. 12 ($105,000), strategy manager at No. 16 ($140,000) and security engineers at No. 17 ($102,000).
But in a separate report by the U.S. News & World Report, software developers are No.1 as the job offers flexible hours as well as remote work opportunities while investing in individual’s personal and professional development.
Much like data scientists, software developers have a median annual salary of over $100,000. They are employed in computer systems design, manufacturing and finance. Following were physician assistants at No. 2, followed by dentists at No. 3.