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Glassdoor Announces Best Jobs for 2017 Are Tech

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Glassdoor, the job hunting site, just revealed its annual survey of what's considered the 50 best jobs in America for 2017. The top three, as well as several further down the list, are IT professionals. 

Data Scientist earned the top spot on the list for the second year in a row, followed by DevOps Engineer and Data Engineer. The rankings are determined by weighing several pieces of data Glassdoor gathers including earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and the number of job openings likely to be found on the market (on Glassdoor as of Jan. 1, 2017). 

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Data Scientists, for instance, have an overall score of 4.8 (5 being perfect). That's arrived at by including a job satisfaction rating of 4.4, job openings at 4,184 and a $110,000 median base salary. For a job to be considered for the list, it had to have at least 100 salary reports and job satisfaction ratings shared by U.S.-based employees during the past year. The report groups like titles together. 

Technology jobs make up more than any other specialty found on the list. Coming in at number five is analytics manager. At seven is database administrator. Also in the top 25 you'll find UX designer, solutions architect, software engineer and QA manager. Further down you get mobile developer, systems administrator, hardware engineer, intelligence analyst, information security engineer, security analyst and business intelligence developer.