Glassdoor’s Important New Report: “The Inaugural Best Jobs in America for 2015”

By Ford R. Myers
President, Career Potential, LLC

Client are always asking about the best industries and best jobs – where they can find the most opportunities, what jobs pay the highest salaries, what companies are currently hiring, and where the greatest job growth will be in the near future.

Glassdoor is a prominent and highly-respected online career community. The company offers a growing database of six million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reportsinterview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is provided entirely by those who know a company best – the employees! 

This week, Glassdoor released a report titled, “The Inaugural Best Jobs in America for 2015.” This information is extremely important to anyone who is in job search or who is committed to intelligent career planning – so I decided to share it all with you in this month’s edition of “Your Career Advocate.”

The report identifies the 25 best jobs to have this year based on each job’s “Glassdoor Job Score.” The score is determined by three key factors: (1) earning potential; (2) career opportunity rating; and (3) number of job openings. Results represent jobs that stand-out across all three of these criteria. 

Highlights include:

  1. Physician Assistant – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.8
  • Number of Job Openings: 45,484
  • Average Base Salary: $111,376
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
  1. Software Engineer – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 104,828
  • Average Base Salary: $98,074
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  1. Business Development Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 11,616
  • Average Base Salary: $94,907
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
  1. Human Resources Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 8,073
  • Average Base Salary: $96,443
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.6
  1. Finance Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,728
  • Average Base Salary: $122,865
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  1. Marketing Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,647
  • Average Base Salary: $100,130
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  1. Database Administrator– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,790
  • Average Base Salary: $97,835
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  1. Product Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 10,294
  • Average Base Salary: $113,363
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  1. Data Scientist – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,449
  • Average Base Salary: $104,476
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
  1. Sales Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 26,193
  • Average Base Salary: $76,556
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  1. Solutions Architect – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,982
  • Average Base Salary: $121,657
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  1. Mechanical Engineer– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 16,065
  • Average Base Salary: $73,015
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  1. QA Engineer – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 26,383
  • Average Base Salary: $77,499
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  1. Business Analyst – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 21,337
  • Average Base Salary: $74,638
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  1. Electrical Engineer – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 10,435
  • Average Base Salary: $76,803
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  1. Network Engineer – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,092
  • Average Base Salary: $87,518
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  1. Civil Engineer – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,120
  • Average Base Salary: $73,383
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
  1. Audit Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,585
  • Average Base Salary: $69,271
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9
  1. Physical Therapist – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 27,579
  • Average Base Salary: $64,806
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  1. IT Project Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,700
  • Average Base Salary: $103,710
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  1. Client Services Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,377
  • Average Base Salary: $103,736
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
  1. Supply Chain Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,754
  • Average Base Salary: $83,795
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  1. Mobile Developer – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,651
  • Average Base Salary: $79,810
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  1. Nurse Practitioner – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 15,341
  • Average Base Salary: $95,171
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
  1. Sales Engineer – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,007
  • Average Base Salary: $91,318
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

To see the full report on Glassdoor, please visit http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/jobs-america/.

About the Author:
Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. He is author of the best-seller, Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Ford’s firm helps clients take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! He has held senior consulting positions at three of the nation’s largest career service firms. Ford’s articles and interviews have appeared in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, television and radio networks. He has also conducted presentations at many companies, associations and universities. Learn more at www.CareerPotential.com or contact Ford directly at 1-800-972-6588.

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