The 25 best jobs in America right now

Physician assistant is the best job in America right now, according to a report from Glassdoor.

The Bureau of Labour Statistics reports these professionals — who typically practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons — make over $US97,000 a year, on average.

And thanks to the growing need for healthcare services combined with a shortage of physicians, PAs are in high demand right now.

That and the high pay are what helped PAs earn the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor‘s 2015 list of the Best Jobs in America.

To compile the ranking, Glassdoor identified 25 specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor “Job Score,” which is based on a 5-point scale. The job score is determined by equally weighting the average annual base salary shared by US-based employees over the past year, career opportunities ratings shared over the past year, and number of open job listings posted to Glassdoor in a three-month period.

“At Glassdoor, we know that there are two factors that job seekers consider most when determining where to work: earning potential and career opportunities,” says Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor’s career trends analyst. “Because of this, we wanted to factor both of these into what it means to have a ‘best job.'”

Dobroski says Glassdoor also takes into consideration the number of job openings because it is an indicator of employment opportunity. “The more jobs available, the better their chances to get hired,” he says.

On the list there’s a heavy concentration of tech jobs and jobs within the healthcare industry, Dobroski notes. “Both of these industries are known for experiencing tremendous growth over the past few years, leading to a high demand-for-hire and compensation for employees,” he explains.

Here are the top jobs right now in America:

This story was originally published by Glassdoor.

20. IT Project Manager

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They plan, create, and manage the way an organisation utilises computers for business and communication activities.

Job Openings: 5,700

Average Salary: $US103,710

Career Opportunity: 3.2

Job Score: 4.3

15. Electrical Engineer

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They research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems.

Job Openings: 10,435

Average Salary: $US76,803

Career Opportunity: 3.3

Job Score: 4.3

11. Solutions Architect


They design and engineer complex software or computer systems.

Job Openings: 3,982

Average Salary: $US121,657

Career Opportunity: 3.4

Job Score: 4.4

8. Product Manager

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They help run the teams that design and market a product.

Job Openings: 10,294

Average Salary: $US113,363

Career Opportunity: 3.3

Job Score: 4.5

5. Finance Manager


They help a company strategically manage its money so that it can finance its business needs.

Job Openings: 9,728

Average Salary: $US122,865

Career Opportunity: 3.4

Job Score: 4.6

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