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These Are The 25 Best Jobs In America, If All You Care About Is Numbers

The rankings are in for the best jobs in America.

Career website Glassdoor has compiled a list of the most desirable occupations in the country, based on an analysis of each position's earning potential, number of open job listings and the opportunity for career advancement. Less quantifiable measures such as job satisfaction or work-life balance were not factored into the list.

The report's results span a wide range of sectors. Physician assistant, which got high marks for all three factors in Glassdoor's evaluation, tops the list. Software engineer, sitting at #2, boasts the highest number of job openings. At #5, finance manager offers an average annual base salary of $122,865, the highest on the list.

Here are all 25 of the best jobs in America, according to Glassdoor:

  • Job Score: 4.8
  • Number of Job Openings: 45,484
  • Average Base Salary: $111,376
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 104,828
  • Average Base Salary: $98,074
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 11,616
  • Average Base Salary: $94,907
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 8,073
  • Average Base Salary: $96,443
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.6

hr professional

  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,728
  • Average Base Salary: $122,865
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,647
  • Average Base Salary: $100,130
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 9,790
  • Average Base Salary: $97,835
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 10,294
  • Average Base Salary: $113,363
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,449
  • Average Base Salary: $104,476
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
  • Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 26,193
  • Average Base Salary: $76,556
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

sales manager

  • Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,982
  • Average Base Salary: $121,657
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 16,065
  • Average Base Salary: $73,015
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 26,383
  • Average Base Salary: $77,499
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings:21,337
  • Average Base Salary: $74,638
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 10,435
  • Average Base Salary: $76,803
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 14,092
  • Average Base Salary: $87,518
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,120
  • Average Base Salary: $73,383
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,585
  • Average Base Salary: $69,271
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9
  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 27,579
  • Average Base Salary: $64,806
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

physical therapist

  • Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 5,700
  • Average Base Salary: $103,710
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  • Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,377
  • Average Base Salary: $103,736
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
  • Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,754
  • Average Base Salary: $83,795
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  • Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 4,651
  • Average Base Salary: $79,810
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  • Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 15,341
  • Average Base Salary: $95,171
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

nurse

  • Career Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 6,007
  • Average Base Salary: $91,318
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
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