The 10 Best Jobs in the U.S. in 2017

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The U.S. job market has tipped in workers’ favor. Because the job market is expected to stay strong in 2017, American workers have the freedom to be more selective about where they submit their resumes for employment, according to CNN and compensation expert

The pair recently rolled out their list of the 100 Best Jobs in America. Noting the strength of the U.S. job market projected for 2017, CNN and PayScale chose jobs based on:

  • Median pay
  • Growth potential
  • Overall availability
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Worker satisfaction

CNN says:

We also considered how meaningful or stressful a job is, how difficult it is to get started in a given field, the likelihood of promotions (calculating, where possible, how many people end up in higher job titles five years down the road), and, where possible, the ability to telecommute.

To be eligible for the list, the jobs had to require at least a bachelor’s degree and “where more than 95 percent of employment is in the private sector.”

Based on those criteria and more, these are the 10 best jobs in America:

  1. Mobile app developer: median pay $97,100
  2. Risk management director: $131,000
  3. Landman (research, negotiate deals between energy companies and landowners): $93,600
  4. Product analyst: $74,900
  5. Information assurance analyst: $98,900
  6. Quality assurance coordinator (RNs): $69,000
  7. Clinical applications specialist: $77,000
  8. Hospital administrator: $120,000
  9. Database analyst: $70,100
  10. Director, finance and administration: $97,300

Check out the full list of 100 Best Jobs.

What do you think of the jobs that made the top 10 list? Any surprises? Share your comments below or on Facebook.

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