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Data Scientist – best job in America, 3 years in a row

For the third year in a row, Data Scientist was ranked as the no. 1 job in America by Glassdoor.

Glassdoor, a popular job site, again published a list of 50 Best Jobs in America, and in 2018, for the third year in a row, Data Scientist ranked as the no. 1 job. Data Scientist had an overall Job score 4.8 out of 5, $110,000 Median Base Salary, and over 4,000 job openings on Glassdoor.

Glassdoor Data Scientist N1 Job 2018

In 2017, Glassdoor also ranked Data Scientist as the best job in America, with the same job score and the same median base salary, but slightly higher job satisfaction. In 2016, Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist as no. 1 job in USA for the first time, with median salary $117K, and about 1,700 jobs listed.

Here are the top 5 jobs in 2018 and also other jobs in top 50 related to Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, according to Glassdoor:

2018 RankJob TitleJob
Base Salary
1Data Scientist4.84.2$110,0004,524
2DevOps Engineer4.64.0$105,0003,369
3Marketing Manager4.64.0$85,0006,439
4Occupational Therapist4.54.0$74,00011,903
5HR Manager4.53.9$85,0004,458
18Analytics Manager4.43.9$115,0001,381
26Database Administrator4.33.8$94,0002,370
33Data Engineer4.23.7$100,0002,816
38Data Analyst4.23.9$60,0004,729

Compared to 2017 ranking, Data Engineer dropped from n. 3 to n. 33, Analytics Manager dropped from n. 5 to n. 18, and Database Administrator dropped from n. 7 to n. 26.

Perhaps the decline in job satisfaction across the number of jobs in reflected in growing demand for the job of Occupational Therapist, which jumped from n. 12 to n. 4 job in 2018?

Note that Data Scientist and Machine Learning engineer were also top US emerging jobs, according to LinkedIn.

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