The 50 best jobs in America for 2019

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  • Job site Glassdoor released its annual ranking of the 50 best jobs in America.
  • For the fourth year in a row, the top job in the US is data scientist.
  • Glassdoor ranked the jobs based on three criteria: median base income, job satisfaction, and number of job openings in the US.

Glassdoor has released its annual list of the 50 best jobs in America, and a familiar job took the No. 1 spot.

The job search engine measured each jobs based on three criteria: earning potential based on the job's median base salary, the number of job openings, and job satisfaction according to Glassdoor ratings. The three criteria were then averaged into an overall "job score" to rank the top 50 jobs for 2019.

For the fourth year in a row, data scientist came out on top.

Although the top 50 jobs can be found in almost any industry, several of the top entries on the list were in the field of computer science. According to Glassdoor, advances in modern technology are making those jobs more lucrative and sought-after than ever.

"There's no question that emerging technologies designed to grow and scale business, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are having an impact on the types of jobs employers are hiring for across the country," Amanda Stansell, economic research analyst for Glassdoor, said in a statement. "As a result, we're seeing a spike in demand for highly skilled workers in 2019."

Take a look at the top 50 jobs in America for 2019:

This story was originally published by Glassdoor.

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50. Systems administrator

50. Systems administrator

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.6

Number of job openings: 8,278

Median base salary: $68,000

49. Software development manager

49. Software development manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.2

Number of job openings: 1,178

Median base salary: $140,000

48. Brand manager

48. Brand manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.3

Number of job openings: 1,500

Median base salary: $85,000

47. Office manager

47. Office manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.9

Number of job openings: 18,681

Median base salary: $42,000

46. UX designer

46. UX designer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 3,333

Median base salary: $89,000

45. Safety manager

45. Safety manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.1

Number of job openings: 2,180

Median base salary: $71,000

44. Software developer

44. Software developer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.5

Number of job openings: 11,833

Median base salary: $80,000

43. Software engineering manager

43. Software engineering manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.0

Number of job openings: 1,445

Median base salary: $153,000

42. Restaurant manager

42. Restaurant manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.8

Number of job openings: 21,754

Median base salary: $49,000

41. Radiologic technologist

41. Radiologic technologist

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.0

Number of job openings: 6,115

Median base salary: $48,000

40. Customer success manager

40. Customer success manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.0

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.2

Number of job openings: 2,601

Median base salary: $65,000

39. Systems engineer

39. Systems engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.5

Number of job openings: 16,793

Median base salary: $90,000

38. Facilities manager

38. Facilities manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.0

Number of job openings: 3,472

Median base salary: $65,000

37. Physical therapist

37. Physical therapist

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.6

Number of job openings: 34,899

Median base salary: $70,000

36. Communications manager

36. Communications manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.2

Number of job openings: 2,009

Median base salary: $80,000

35. Risk manager

35. Risk manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 3,924

Median base salary: $100,500

34. QA manager

34. QA manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.1

Number of job openings: 1,923

Median base salary: $91,250

33. Applications engineer

33. Applications engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.0

Number of job openings: 2,591

Median base salary: $77,000

32. Nurse practitioner

32. Nurse practitioner

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.5

Number of job openings: 18,997

Median base salary: $102,000

31. Data analyst

31. Data analyst

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.9

Number of job openings: 5,456

Median base salary: $60,000

30. Dental hygienist

 30. Dental hygienist

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.1

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.5

Number of job openings: 2,805

Median base salary: $67,250

29. Business development manager

29. Business development manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 6,348

Median base salary: $80,000

28. Recruiter

28. Recruiter

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.1

Number of job openings: 9,782

Median base salary: $48,000

27. Solutions architect

27. Solutions architect

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.6

Number of job openings: 6,969

Median base salary: $127,000

26. Business analyst

26. Business analyst

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 13,340

Median base salary: $72,000

25. Finance manager

25. Finance manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.8

Number of job openings: 3,747

Median base salary: $118,000

24. Electrical engineer

24. Electrical engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 7,191

Median base salary: $77,000

23. Executive assistant

23. Executive assistant

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.1

Number of job openings: 4,858

Median base salary: $60,000

22. Java developer

22. Java developer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 6,636

Median base salary: $85,000

21. Product designer

21. Product designer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.2

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.5

Number of job openings: 8,278

Median base salary: $68,000

20. Project manager

20. Project manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.6

Number of job openings: 30,107

Median base salary: $75,000

19. Speech-language pathologist

19. Speech-language pathologist

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 29,467

Median base salary: $72,000

18. Construction manager

18. Construction manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.3

Number of job openings: 3,334

Median base salary: $75,000

17. Security engineer

17. Security engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.8

Number of job openings: 4,683

Median base salary: $102,000

16. Strategy manager

16. Strategy manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.0

Number of job openings: 2,783

Median base salary: $140,000

15. Operations manager

15. Operations manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.8

Number of job openings: 18,311

Median base salary: $68,000

14. Sales engineer

14. Sales engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.1

Number of job openings: 3,145

Median base salary: $90,000

13. Sales manager

13. Sales manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.8

Number of job openings: 21,695

Median base salary: $65,000

12. Physician assistant

12. Physician assistant

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.7

Number of job openings: 9,819

Median base salary: $105,000

11. Mechanical engineer

11. Mechanical engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.3

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.9

Number of job openings: 5,949

Median base salary: $75,000

10. Software engineer

10. Software engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.4

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.6

Number of job openings: 49,007

Median base salary: $104,000

9. HR manager

9. HR manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.4

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.2

Number of job openings: 3,908

Median base salary: $85,000

8. Data engineer

8. Data engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.4

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.9

Number of job openings: 4,739

Median base salary: $100,000

7. Program manager

7. Program manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.5

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.9

Number of job openings: 14,753

Median base salary: $87,000

6. DevOps engineer

6. DevOps engineer

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.5

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.1

Number of job openings: 4,657

Median base salary: $106,000

5. Product manager

5. Product manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.5

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 3.8

Number of job openings: 11,884

Median base salary: $115,000

4. Occupational therapist

4. Occupational therapist

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.6

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.0

Number of job openings: 17,701

Median base salary: $74,000

3. Marketing manager

3. Marketing manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.6

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.2

Number of job openings: 7,395

Median base salary: $82,000

2. Nursing manager

2. Nursing manager

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.6

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.0

Number of job openings: 13,931

Median base salary: $83,000

1. Data scientist

1. Data scientist

Overall job score (out of 5.0): 4.7

Job satisfaction rating (out of 5.0): 4.3

Number of job openings: 6,510

Median base salary: $108,000

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