19 high-paying jobs with tons of openings and room for promotion in 2018

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man thinking listening work job Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr All of these gigs pay over $65,000 - but most rake in six figures.

• Career site LinkedIn has ranked some of the most promising jobs of 2018.

• The jobs all have great salaries, tons of demand, and offer room for professional growth.

• Many of the jobs that appear on the list are tech and engineering gigs.


Salary isn't the only factor to consider when determining how good a job is.

A truly standout role won't just pay a lot, it'll feature plenty of openings and opportunities to grow and get promoted.

LinkedIn recently compiled data from millions of site profiles and job postings to form a list of the most promising jobs of 2018 .

Each occupation was ranked based on salary, number of US job openings, year over year growth in job openings, and regional availability. The occupations also all received a career advancement score out of 10 - with 10 being a job that was most likely to lead to a promotion or internal transfer.

Here's a look at some of the most promising jobs of 2018:

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​Hospitalist

​Hospitalist

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$232,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 1,900

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 19%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 4

​Pharmacist

​Pharmacist

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$124,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ More than ​4,000

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 28%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 4

Strategic​ ​account​ ​manager

Strategic​ ​account​ ​manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$125,000

Job​ ​openings​ :​ ​More than 500

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 31%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

Finance director

Finance director

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$135,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 800

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 51%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 6

​Site​ ​reliability​ ​engineer

​Site​ ​reliability​ ​engineer

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$155,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​600

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 112%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

Front-end engineer

Front-end engineer

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$104,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 1,000

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 82%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

Data engineer

Data engineer

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$107,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​1,400

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 35%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

Financial analyst

Financial analyst

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$65,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 4,000

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 25%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 10

Technical​ ​program​ ​manager

Technical​ ​program​ ​manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$140,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​500

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 37%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 10

Enterprise​ ​account​ ​manager

Enterprise​ ​account​ ​manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$180,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​800

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 74%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

​Data​ ​scientist

​Data​ ​scientist

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$113,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​2,100

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 45%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

Product manager

Product manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$105,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​3,600

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 30%

Career​ advancement score of 10:​ 8

Program manager

Program manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$100,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 4,500

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 25%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

Engineering manager

Engineering manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$130,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 1,400

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 42%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 6

Sales director

Sales director

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$145,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 2,000

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 31%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 6

Solutions architect

Solutions architect

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$134,000

Job​ ​openings​:​ ​More than 2,000

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 28%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 6

Customer​ ​success​ ​manager

Customer​ ​success​ ​manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$82,300

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​1,000

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 91%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 10

Software engineering manager

Software engineering manager

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$148,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​1,100

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 38%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 8

Engagement lead

Engagement lead

Median​ ​base​ ​salary:​ ​$93,000

Job​ ​openings​: More than​ ​1,200

Year over year​ ​growth of job openings: 425%

Career​ advancement score out of 10:​ 10

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