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10 Best Tech Jobs For 2016

Tech companies' perks and benefits have long been the envy of a number of industries, but what about the actual work itself? It turns out that tech jobs accounted for nearly half of Glassdoor's "25 Best Jobs in America" report. You may be surprised by the tech jobs that made the list.
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No. 1: Data Scientist

Job Score: 4.7
Number of Job Openings: 1,736
Median Base Salary: $116,840
Career Opportunities Rating: 4.1

Data scientist has ruled as one of the hottest jobs for years, coming in at No. 9 on Glassdoor's 25 Best Jobs in America list last year, Dobroski said. He pointed to the high demand for these types of jobs, as well as high salaries and great career opportunities, as contributing to the top rating on Glassdoor's list.

Not only did data scientists capture the No. 1 slot among tech jobs, but it also held the same rank for all jobs. 'It isn't a big surprise to see data scientist at No. 1 this year because it's one of the hottest and fastest growing jobs we're seeing right now,' said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist. 'Since all companies have an online presence these days, they all need people who know how to manage and store data that helps them make better business decisions, compared to years ago when businesses didn't have data management at their fingertips to review and analyze to help them drive business forward. I expect this to continue to be a hot job for several years to come, too.'


(Image: CyberHades via Flickr)

No. 1: Data Scientist

Job Score: 4.7

Number of Job Openings: 1,736

Median Base Salary: $116,840

Career Opportunities Rating: 4.1

Data scientist has ruled as one of the hottest jobs for years, coming in at No. 9 on Glassdoor's 25 Best Jobs in America list last year, Dobroski said. He pointed to the high demand for these types of jobs, as well as high salaries and great career opportunities, as contributing to the top rating on Glassdoor's list.

Not only did data scientists capture the No. 1 slot among tech jobs, but it also held the same rank for all jobs. "It isn't a big surprise to see data scientist at No. 1 this year because it's one of the hottest and fastest growing jobs we're seeing right now," said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist. "Since all companies have an online presence these days, they all need people who know how to manage and store data that helps them make better business decisions, compared to years ago when businesses didn't have data management at their fingertips to review and analyze to help them drive business forward. I expect this to continue to be a hot job for several years to come, too."

(Image: CyberHades via Flickr)

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1/27/2016 | 1:23:08 PM
Re: thinking before moving an IT career
It's an interesting perspective do you think that it's not worth the best because of intrinsic ageism because the timeframe to recoup the investment is not there ? I have seen many people change career paths in their 40s due to personal choice or necessity , it can be done but it may not be easy . Obviously , someone's previous work experience and expertise plays a large part in the transition .
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1/22/2016 | 7:26:47 PM
Salary variability

 

Very interesting list but think the salaries are not indicative of all places in the country. In some of the hotbed markets the salaries for these positions are considerably higher due to the competition.

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