The 25 best US jobs that are hiring right now — and what they pay

Physician assistant is one of the best jobs to apply to in the new year based on job satisfaction, salary, and openings.

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Physician assistant is one of the best jobs to apply to in the new year based on job satisfaction, salary, and openings.
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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start looking for a new job.

January and February are the best months to seek out a new role because companies have updated budgets and sales forecasts, which give a better sense of whether they can take on new hires, according to résumé writing service TopResume. Job site Glassdoor, for example, saw a 22% uptick in the number of new applications on the site in January, the company told Business Insider.

If you’re looking to get hired in the new year, it may be prudent to refine your research to the roles that are hiring the most. Glassdoor broke down the 50 best jobs based on salary, number of openings, and job satisfaction. The list includes jobs offering six-figure salaries like software engineer, finance manager, and strategy manager.

Here are the top 25 jobs if you’re looking to get hired in 2020. You can read the full list here.


25. Sales manager

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Sales manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Number of job openings: 6,272

Median base salary: $70,489


24. Facilities manager

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Facilities manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Number of job openings: 5,842

Median base salary: $70,160


23. Occupational therapist

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Occupational therapist.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.6

Number of job openings: 14,838

Median base salary: $74,339


22. Electrical engineer

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Electrical engineer.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.7

Number of job openings: 7,756

Median base salary: $77,035


21. Project manager

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Project manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.6

Number of job openings: 37,764

Median base salary: $77,396


20. Physical therapist

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Physical therapist.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.6

Number of job openings: 28,886

Median base salary: $71,483


19. Clinic manager

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Clinic manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.9

Number of job openings: 5,768

Median base salary: $70,000


18. Applications engineer

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Applications engineer.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.7

Number of job openings: 9,550

Median base salary: $76,854


17. Program manager

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Program manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.6

Number of job openings: 19,280

Median base salary: $87,005


16. Accounting manager

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Accounting manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 4.0

Number of job openings: 3,589

Median base salary: $85,794


15. Finance manager

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Finance manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Number of job openings: 4,091

Median base salary: $120,644


14. Salesforce developer

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Salesforce developer.
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Job satisfaction rating: 4.2

Number of job openings: 3,639

Median base salary: $81,175


13. Operations manager

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Operations manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Number of job openings: 19,198

Median base salary: $70,189


12. HR manager

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HR manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 4.1

Number of job openings: 3,966

Median base salary: $83,190


11. Nursing manager

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Nursing manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.7

Number of job openings: 12,320

Median base salary: $85,389


10. Business development manager

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Business development manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 4.0

Number of job openings: 6,560

Median base salary: $78,480


9. Strategy manager

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Strategy manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 4.3

Number of job openings: 3,515

Median base salary: $133,067


8. Speech language pathologist

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Speech language pathologist.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Number of job openings: 29,167

Median base salary: $71,867


7. Software engineer

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Software engineer.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.6

Number of job openings: 50,438

Median base salary: $105,563


6. Data engineer

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Data engineer.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.9

Number of job openings: 6,941

Median base salary: $102,472


5. DevOps engineer

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DevOps engineer.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.9

Number of job openings: 6,603

Median base salary: $107,310


4. Product manager

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Product manager.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Number of job openings: 12,173

Median base salary: $117,713


3. Data scientist

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Data scientist.
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Job satisfaction rating: 4.0

Number of job openings: 6,542

Median base salary: $107,801


2. Java developer

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Java developer.
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Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9

Number of Job Openings: 16,136

Median Base Salary: $83,589


1. Front end engineer

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Front end engineer.
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Job satisfaction rating: 3.9

Number of job openings: 13,122

Median base salary: $105,240