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.
10. Staff pharmacist
Base salary: $107, 584 Job growth: 42%
9. Head of sales
Base salary: $108,788 Job growth: 42%
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%
6. Agile coach
(someone responsible for the strategic application of agile software methods within the organization) Base salary: $120,142 Job growth: 80%
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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4. Computer vision engineer
Base salary: $131,297 Job growth: 169%
Base salary: $131,692 Job growth: 118%
Mid adult male scientist reading scientific data in a laboratory.
2. Data scientist
Base salary: $132,915 Job growth: 106%
Female engineer working on a computer in the office.
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