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20 jobs that pay over $100,000 with the least competition

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Salary, location and company benefits are all key factors that have a major impact on whether or not a candidate is interested in a job. But with an ever-changing economy and a multi-generational workforce in which millennials, generation X and baby boomers are often eyeing the same positions, it's important for job seekers to also consider the competition associated with a job title.

In a recent report, job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor broke down the top 20 jobs that pay over $100,000 with the least competition. The ranking includes positions that range from engineering to investment banking to pediatrics.

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Below are 20 jobs where you can earn a six-figure salary without the stress of competing with hundreds of other applicants for your desired job title:

20. Engagement Manager

Median Base Salary: $116,500
Number of Open Jobs: 277,860

19. Technical Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $129,500
Number of Open Jobs: 183,254

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18. Front End Engineer

Median Base Salary: $105,000
Number of Open Jobs: 40,673

17. Optometrist

Median Base Salary: $112,000
Number of Open Jobs: 4,348

16. Security Architect

Median Base Salary: $128,000
Number of Open Jobs: 38,945

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15. Pharmacy Manager

Median Base Salary: $131,000
Number of Open Jobs: 69,484

14. Radiologist

Median Base Salary: $365,000
Number of Open Jobs: 45,691

13. Security Engineer

Median Base Salary: $102,200
Number of Open Jobs: 125,479

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12. Physician

Median Base Salary: $200,000
Number of Open Jobs: 259,128

11. Technical Architect

Median Base Salary: $115,000
Number of Open Jobs: 49,477

10. Information Security Engineer

Median Base Salary: $100,000
Number of Open Jobs: 84,248

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9. Systems Manager

Median Base Salary: $103,000
Number of Open Jobs: 390,843

8. Medical Manager

Median Base Salary: $200,000
Number of Open Jobs: 217,216

7. Physician Assistant

Median Base Salary: $100,000
Number of Open Jobs: 174,279

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6. Pediatrician

Median Base Salary: $160,000
Number of Open Jobs: 43.411

5. Physician Hospitalist

Median Base Salary: $210,000
Number of Open Jobs: 36, 557

4. Systems Architect

Median Base Salary: $120,000
Number of Open Jobs: 308,950

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3. Software Development Engineer

Median Base Salary: $113,000
Number of Open Jobs: 170,151

2. Psychiatrist

Median Base Salary: $200,000
Number of Open Jobs: 44,453

1. Investment Banking Associate

Median Base Salary: $132,500
Number of Open Jobs: 107,818

The job titles on this list received at least 1,000 searches over the past 30 days and have at least 1,000 active job openings on Glassdoor, and every job received at least 25 salary reports over the past two years. Glassdoor defines "least competition" for this list as "at least one job for every job seeker on Glassdoor, per job title."

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