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The 50 best jobs in America in 2017

The tech industry doesn't just offer its workers the best perks. It has the top positions in America right now.

That's according to a new ranking of the best jobs in America for 2017 released today by the recruiting website Glassdoor.

Data scientist is the best job in America this year, according to the report. For the ranking, Glassdoor weighed three factors: Average annual salary, an overall job-satisfaction rating based on a five-point scale, and the number of job openings available for that particular occupation.

Here is the full list of the 50 best jobs in America. (And here is a more detailed look at the top 15.)

1. Data Scientist

Number of Job Openings: 4,184
Median Base Salary: $110,000


2. DevOps Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 2,725
Median Base Salary: $110,000


3. Data Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 2,599
Median Base Salary: $106,000


4. Tax Manager

Number of Job Openings: 3,317
Median Base Salary: $110,000


5. Analytics Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,958
Median Base Salary: $112,000


6. HR Manager

Number of Job Openings: 4,339
Median Base Salary: $85,000


7. Database Administrator

Number of Job Openings: 2,877
Median Base Salary: $93,000


8. Strategy Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,184
Median Base Salary: $130,000


9. UX Designer

Number of Job Openings: 1,691
Median Base Salary: $92,500


10. Solutions Architect

Number of Job Openings: 2,232
Median Base Salary: $125,000


11. Marketing Manager

Number of Job Openings: 3,875
Median Base Salary: $90,000


12. Occupational Therapist

Number of Job Openings: 14,897
Median Base Salary: $72,000


13. Audit Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,887
Median Base Salary: $98,000


14. Electrical Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 3,643
Median Base Salary: $78,000


15. Nurse Practitioner

Number of Job Openings: 15,634
Median Base Salary: $100,000

16. Software Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 17,085
Median Base Salary: $101,000


17. Corporate Recruiter

Number of Job Openings: 2,858
Median Base Salary: $60,000


18. Supply Chain Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,270
Median Base Salary: $100,000


19. Finance Manager

Number of Job Openings: 3,142
Median Base Salary: $116,000


20. Mechanical Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 3,383
Median Base Salary: $76,000


21. Communications Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,332
Median Base Salary: $82,000


22. QA Manager

Number of Job Openings: 2,531
Median Base Salary: $92,000


23. Controls Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 1,756
Median Base Salary: $75,400


24. Nurse Manager

Number of Job Openings: 6,710
Median Base Salary: $77,000


25. Compliance Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,104
Median Base Salary: $100,000


26. Mobile Developer

Number of Job Openings: 2,130
Median Base Salary: $85,000


27. Systems Administrator

Number of Job Openings: 4,046
Median Base Salary: $68,000


28. Executive Assistant

Number of Job Openings: 3,946
Median Base Salary: $56,000


29. Technical Account Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,968
Median Base Salary: $66,000


30. Hardware Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 954
Median Base Salary: $108,000


31. Intelligence Analyst

Number of Job Openings: 1,605
Median Base Salary: $62,400


32. Product Manager

Number of Job Openings: 5,536
Median Base Salary: $107,000


33. Professor

Number of Job Openings: 1,955
Median Base Salary: $70,000


34. Physician

Number of Job Openings: 2,610
Median Base Salary: $200,000


35. Compensation Analyst

Number of Job Openings: 1,219
Median Base Salary: $70,000

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36. Civil Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 2,004
Median Base Salary: $65,200


37. Research Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 1,006
Median Base Salary: $92,850


38. Accounting Manager

Number of Job Openings: 3,392
Median Base Salary: $82,000


39. Information Security Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 1,247
Median Base Salary: $100,000


40. Manufacturing Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 2,504
Median Base Salary: $70,000


41. Security Analyst

Number of Job Openings: 2,464
Median Base Salary: $70,000


42. Business Operations Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,009
Median Base Salary: $93,000


43. UI Designer

Number of Job Openings: 950
Median Base Salary: $80,000


44. Pharmacy Manager

Number of Job Openings: 2,652
Median Base Salary: $130,000


45. Supplier Quality Engineer

Number of Job Openings: 862
Median Base Salary: $80,150


46. National Sales Manager

Number of Job Openings: 937
Median Base Salary: $90,000


47. Business Intelligence Developer

Number of Job Openings: 837
Median Base Salary: $83,000


48. Dental Hygienist

Number of Job Openings: 1,050
Median Base Salary: $66,000


49. Physical Therapist

Number of Job Openings: 24,579
Median Base Salary: $70,000


50. Construction Project Manager

Number of Job Openings: 1,944
Median Base Salary: $85,000


The full Glassdoor report can be found here.