The 10 hottest jobs of 2018

While the tech industry has been taking a hit in the stock market in recent months, careers in that industry are still looking bright ahead, according to a report out from cost information website How Much.

Data scientist and machine learning engineer top the site’s new ranking of the 10 best jobs in the U.S.

Using data from jobs website Indeed, How Much looked at two primary factors: base salaries and high-growth potential. To make the list, the minimum base salary had to be at least $75,000 (above the national average of $47,000), and job opportunities had to be plentiful and easy to get into (professions like astronaut or professional athlete weren’t eligible).

According to How Much, here are the top 10 jobs of 2018.
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10. Staff pharmacist

Base salary: $107, 584
Job growth: 42%
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9. Head of sales

Base salary: $108,788
Job growth: 42%
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Young computer programmer working at his desk at a startup company

8. Full stack developer

(a developer specialized in everything from front-end to back-end)
Base salary: $111,640
Job growth: 198%
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7. Chief estimator

Base salary: $116,848
Job growth: 101%
4. Software Development Manager

6. Agile coach

(someone responsible for the strategic application of agile software methods within the organization)
Base salary: $120,142
Job growth: 80%
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Five young people running their coding startup company. Working from the house like business incubator. Sitting and collaborating. Using their laptops for coding. Selective focus to young man with glasses talking to his coworker. Shot with Canon EOS 5Ds.

5. Development operations engineer

Base salary: $127,714
Job growth: 91%
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QC inspector engineer

4. Computer vision engineer

Base salary: $131,297
Job growth: 169%

3. Optometrist

Base salary: $131,692
Job growth: 118%
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Mid adult male scientist reading scientific data in a laboratory.

2. Data scientist

Base salary: $132,915
Job growth: 106%
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Female engineer working on a computer in the office.

1. Machine learning engineer

Base salary: $136,241
Job growth: 166%