Physician assistant, which got high marks for all three factors in Glassdoor's evaluation, tops the list. At #5, finance manager offers an average annual base salary of $122,865, the highest on the list.
Which will be the best jobs to apply for if Romney wins the election, and who will be hiring if Obama is reelected? Although this is somewhat speculative, making career choices with election results in mind is not without merit.
To understand what makes some occupations promising, you need to consider the most important forces that are undermining many other jobs: automation and globalization. Thousands of manufacturing jobs have been taken over by robots, or have been shipped to low-wage countries.