The 20 best jobs in America in 2019, according to Glassdoor

Despite worries about the partial government shutdown, today's economy remains in good shape for job-seekers looking to make a change.
Currently, there are nearly 7 million job openings on the market. To get a clear idea of what positions and industries offer the best opportunities, job search site Glassdoor created a list of the 50 best jobs in America for 2019. Using user-generated data from its platform, Glassdoor looked at median base salary per year, job satisfaction rating and the number of job openings for each position and identified the jobs that provide the strongest combination of pay, opportunity and employee satisfaction.
The most in-demand job on the list is a software engineer, with 49,007 job openings. The highest-paying job on the list is software engineering manager, with a median base salary of $153,000. In fact, tech jobs dominated the ranking, with 19 jobs on this year's list.
"There's no question that emerging technologies designed to grow and scale business, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are having an impact on the types of jobs employers are hiring for across the country," said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell in a statement. "As a result, we're seeing a spike in demand for highly-skilled workers in 2019."
Below are the 20 top most promising jobs this year, according to Glassdoor's data:
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20. Project Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6
Number of Job Openings: 30,107
Median Base Pay: $75,000

19. Speech Language Pathologist

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7
Number of Job Openings: 29,467
Median Base Pay: $72,000

18. Construction Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3
Number of Job Openings: 3,334
Median Base Pay: $75,000
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A construction worker makes last minute repairs to a pedestrian walkway and bike path near the Golden Gate Bridge.

17. Security Engineer

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
Number of Job Openings: 4,683
Median Base Pay: $102,000

16. Strategy Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
Number of Job Openings: 2,783
Median Base Pay: $140,000

15. Operations Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
Number of Job Openings: 18,311
Median Base Pay: $68,000
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14. Sales Engineer

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1
Number of Job Openings: 3,145
Median Base Pay: $90,000

13. Sales Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
Number of Job Openings: 21,695
Median Base Pay: $65,000

12. Physician Assistant

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7
Number of Job Openings: 9,819
Median Base Pay: $105,000
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11. Mechanical Engineer

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
Number of Job Openings: 5,949
Median Base Pay: $75,000

10. Software Engineer

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.6
Number of Job Openings: 49,007
Median Base Pay: $104,000

9. HR Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 3,908
Median Base Pay: $85,000
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8. Data Engineer

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
Number of Job Openings: 4,739
Median Base Pay: $100,000

7. Program Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.9
Number of Job Openings: 14,753
Median Base Pay: $87,000

6. Devops Engineer

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1
Number of Job Openings: 4,657
Median Base Pay: $106,000
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5. Product Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8
Number of Job Openings: 11,884
Median Base Pay: $115,000

4. Occupational Therapist

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
Number of Job Openings: 17,701
Median Base Pay: $74,000

3. Marketing Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2
Number of Job Openings: 7,395
Median Base Pay: $82,000
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2. Nursing Manager

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0
Number of Job Openings: 13,931
Median Base Pay: $83,000

1. Data Scientist

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.3
Number of Job Openings: 6,510
Median Base Pay: $108,000