Can you have a job with high satisfaction that also pays six figures? Yes, if you choose wisely.
US News & World Report has come up with an answer to jobs that pay $ 100,000 a year or more. “No single job suits us all, but many of the best have a few attributes in common,” it says in its annual ranking of “best jobs” in 2021. For the first time in three years, software developer did not make the No. 1 spot. Dentists were also knocked out of the top 5 this year and ranked No. 9 on the list.
Nr. 1 was a medical assistant (median salary of $ 112,260 per year; the required education is a master’s degree); followed by software developer ($ 107,510 per year requiring a bachelor’s degree); nurse ($ 110,700 per year requiring a master’s degree); head of medical science and health care ($ 100,980 per year requiring a bachelor’s degree); and physician ($ 206,500 per year, requires doctoral degree).
The researchers looked at jobs with the largest expected number and percentage of openings from 2019 to 2029, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They then looked at a number of other factors rated on a scale of 1 to 10, including stress levels, future career opportunities, unemployment, and an expected 10-year growth in the number of those jobs.
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A separate 2020 ranking by Glassdoor of the “50 Best Jobs in America” -listed front-end engineers (computer programmers earning an average base salary of $ 105,240 a year) at No. 1 – knocks computer scientists from No. 3 spot to No. 4 place after four years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They were followed by java developer ($ 83,589), computer scientist ($ 107,801), product manager ($ 117,713) and devops engineer ($ 107,310).
The Glassdoor score was determined by weighing three factors equally: Earnings potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating and number of vacancies. For a job title to be considered, it must receive at least 100 payroll reports and at least 100 job satisfaction ratings shared by U.S. employees in one year. C-suite and jobs at internal level were excluded from the data.
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