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Ranking Of Nation's Best Jobs Is Diverse, Yet Includes Some Similarities

America's Best Jobs ranks physician assistant at No. 7 on its list of top 25.
America's Best Jobs ranks physician assistant at No. 7 on its list of top 25. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Career website has ranked the 25 best jobs in America and while many represent various industries in the country, there are similarities between them.

The website ranked the jobs based on a combination of three factors -- the number of job openings, salary and career opportunities. 

Not surprisingly, each of the top 25 jobs are high-paying with the lowest ranking median base salary still hitting nearly $70,000 annually. Many of the positions also are in management.

Highlights of the list include:

  • #25 Software Architect: While this position is among the highest paid on the list at $130,000 on average, it ranked fairly low on career opportunity and job score, according to, which noted that total job openings in this field total only 653.
  • #7 Physician Assistant: Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that the best jobs in an aging America include some in the healthcare industry. Physician Assistants make an average of $97,000 a year, according to, which reported that the job performs well in terms of career opportunity and job score. This year, there are more than 3,364 physician assistant jobs available.
  • #2 Tax Manager: What's that saying about death and taxes? Glassdoor was certain that tax managers have it made. The job has an average salary of about $108,000 a year and scores well in career opportunity and overall job score, If that weren't enough, there are more than 1,500 tax manager jobs currently available, according to Glassdoor.
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