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Best 10 Jobs for High Pay, Chance for Advancement, and Real Job Openings

Updated on April 21, 2015
All of these jobs have a good report for success!
All of these jobs have a good report for success! | Source

Hit the Glass Ceiling? Then Try a Glass Door

Glassdoor.com is a major job search engine that may quickly replace many other employment search engines in:

1) The number and quality of services offered and

2) The massively larger numbers of job listings gathered by Glassdoor from across the Internet.

Even better, the newer job search engine offers a collection of opinions about the companies offering job postings, those opinions being from former and current employees and management. The number and types of opinions give a good overall characterization of the work culture for each company and for the chances of success and advancement for employees on the job. When you look at these statements, you can even see differences among units in different parts of the country, which is helpful if you are looking to relocate.

For a side-bar breakdown of major job locations, Indeed.com is a good search engine to consult.

America continues to need people to work in Finance, Banking, and Anti-Corruption.
America continues to need people to work in Finance, Banking, and Anti-Corruption. | Source

Use the Best Data Available in Job Search

In addition to the above, this company offers data about different companies than job seekers can use to do their pre-employment interview company research.

In 2015, SimplyHired seemed to gather and carry many fewer job listings than it offered throughout 2014 and this is disappointing. Indeed began to gather a larger number, and together, the two search engines are adequate. They cover the other major search engines, government listings, and individual company postings fairly well. However, Glassdoor seems to have them beat.

In a recent search among several US cities, I found that Glassdoor provided double the number of jobs posted to the other two major search engines and all of these job listings were fresh – three weeks old or newer, most of them newer.

Use your online resources to your best advantage.
Use your online resources to your best advantage. | Source

Job Rating Elements to Examine

This search engine compiles lists of Best Jobs for each upcoming year, based upon three elements: a worker’s earning potential depending on average base salary, a career opportunities potential rating, and the actual number of job openings available. Taken together, a list of best jobs that results is solid information for America.

The overall Glassdoor rating for jobs mentioned above ranges from 0.0 to 5.0 and all of the 25 highest rated job tiles for 2015 earned between 4.8 and 4.2. The Top 10 range from 4.8 to 4.4.

Use the best job search engines. Older search engines have advised college students that astronauts can only work for one year. The truth is somewhere closer to 20 - 30 years of increasingly responsible work -- Then they start their own aerospace companies.

America's Top 10 High-Paid Jobs With Plenty of Openings

JOB TITLE AND AVERAGE ANNUAL BASE SALARY
1. Physician Assistant - $111,300+. Many of these positions are filled by Nurse Practitioners (NPs), also on this list.
2. Software Engineer - $98,074
3. Business Development Manager - $94,900
4. Human Resources Manager - $96,400+
5. Finance Manager - $122,800+
6. Marketing Manager - Over $100,000
7. Database Administrator - $97,800+
8. Product Manager - Over $113,000
9. Data Scientist - $104,400+
10. Sales Manager - $76,500+
Chosen by Glassdoor.com according to their own robust criteria.

Glassdoor.com finds the best jobs each year and rates more companies accurately than most other search engines in employment.

Aerospace jobs are on the ground as much as they are in the skies.
Aerospace jobs are on the ground as much as they are in the skies. | Source

Additional High-Paying Jobs with Chance for Advancement

The remaining 15 jobs on the best jobs list include high wages and substantial numbers of openings as well, Many of these jobs are heavily involved in fast growing industries, such as Information Technology (IT), Healthcare, and Aerospace (including the huge and growing NASA Commercial Crew of private companies).

  • Solutions Architect - This is the person that organizes the development effort of a systems solution in the IT world. This could be applied to many types of businesses. Aerospace, bioengineering, medicine, healthcare, construction, and many other industries need these highly paid workers.
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • QA Engineer - Quality Control is important in nearly all fields of endeavor.
  • Business Analyst
  • Electrical Engineer - Very important in a number of fields, including all of the Aerospace Industry.
  • Network and Systems Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Audit Manager – This job is fast becoming of major importance in the new lines of Anti-Corruption work.
  • Physical Therapist – I found that this was the Number One fast-growing job across America from 2009 – 2013, with a resurgence of new jobs coming available in 2015.
  • IT Project Manager - Most companies are using Information Technology these days.
  • Client Services Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager - The private sector and government agencies need these workers, from WalMart to the Federal Government and military installations.
  • Mobile Developer - This job is growing in importance as communication technologies become more mobile and smaller. SmartWatches, Google Glass, and even a new contact lens full of technology are only the beginning.
  • Nurse Practitioner – These professionals work at freestanding clinics on their own, in medical practices with others, in hospitals, and as Physician Assistants. Travel Nursing offers paid travel and rent, higher wages, and many other perks and benefits.
  • Sales Engineer - The median pay for this job was over $91,000 in 2012 and rising.

Find Your Next Professional Job, 2nd Edition
Find Your Next Professional Job, 2nd Edition

As you see from the above lists, at least 25 highly paid jobs have tens of thousands of positions open, with many more to come by the year 2022. We also need technicians to work with them, requiring two or fewer years of college or tech school.

 
Some jobs offer travel and higher wages, making work like a vacation in exotic places. Perks and benefits are helpful as well.
Some jobs offer travel and higher wages, making work like a vacation in exotic places. Perks and benefits are helpful as well. | Source

© 2015 Patty Inglish

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish 

      3 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thank You! We really have some good job openings, if you know where to look for them. Much success to you.

    • Akriti Mattu profile image

      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      This is such an interesting and informative post.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish 

      3 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I love Glassdoor, especially for employee opinion of companies.

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      Karen A Szklany 

      3 years ago from New England

      Wow, great information here. I will search the GlassDoor site you included.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish 

      3 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      @Marcy - There are fewer resources these days under Workforce Investment as compared to JTPA, but they are still out there and I try my best to find them. Thanks for the good word!

      @mckbirdbks - It helps to have as much relevant information all in one place, for sure.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great information for the go-getters. They should appreciate this research, and even from me, thank you.

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Now if only one of the top 10 jobs was something I wanted to do:-)

      Very informative article.

    • mckbirdbks profile image

      mckbirdbks 

      3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Patty. This is such a valuable presentation. I am sure many will find this and react to the information. You must have tons of traffic to your information.

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      3 years ago from Planet Earth

      Excellent career information, as always! I am so glad you're our source for trends in industries and employment information - you've helped so many people. Voted way up, and shared!

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