It’s back to school season and college students across the country are eager to figure out which career paths to take. To help, Glassdoor analyzed millions of employee reviews on Glassdoor to unearth the 25 Jobs with the Best Career Opportunities that boast top-notch career momentum, pay well above what the average American earns and are in high demand.

Surprisingly, tax manager has the strongest career opportunities rating according to employees in this position. Currently, it has a 4.1 rating, a median base annual salary of $112,021 and 4,803 open jobs on Glassdoor. Several finance roles, including audit manager and accounting manager, boast strong career opportunity ratings as well, along with competitive salaries and numerous open jobs. 

Perhaps it comes as no surprise, however, that the top industries for jobs with best career opportunities are tech, finance and healthcare. Case in point, nursing manager boasts the highest number of open jobs among the top 25 with almost 15,000 open roles in the U.S. as of July 2019. As you plan your career or consider a career change, here are the 25 jobs with the best career opportunities.

Tax Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 4.1
Median Base Salary: $112,021
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 4,803

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Salesforce Developer

Career Opportunities Rating: 4.1
Median Base Salary: $81,721
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 3.193

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Product Designer

Career Opportunities Rating: 4.1
Median Base Salary: $102,054
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 2,045

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Strategy Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 4.0
Median Base Salary: $142,328
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 3,131

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HR Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 4.0
Median Base Salary: $84,700
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 4,351

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Audit Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 4.0
Median Base Salary: $102,521
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 3,050

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Data Scientist

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9
Median Base Salary: $110,160
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 6,789

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Business Development Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9
Median Base Salary: $80,341
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 6,982

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Java Developer

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9
Median Base Salary: $82,087
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 9,367

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Marketing Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9
Median Base Salary: $83,513
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 8,194

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Product Marketing Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.9
Median Base Salary: $121,780
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 2,319

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Mobile Developer

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
Median Base Salary: $94,555
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 2,097

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DevOps Engineer

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
Median Base Salary: $107,619
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 5,505

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Communications Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
Median Base Salary: $80,199
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 2,434

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Accounting Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
Median Base Salary: $86,562
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 3,784

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Data Engineer

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
Median Base Salary: $101,527
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 5,489

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Scrum Master

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
Median Base Salary: $97,771
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 2,580

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Dentist

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
Median Base Salary: $140,298
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 3,339

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Physician Assistant

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
Median Base Salary: $107,356
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 10,061

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Product Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
Median Base Salary: $117,113
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 12,865

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Compliance Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
Median Base Salary: $96,580
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 3,030

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Nursing Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
Median Base Salary: $85,181
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 14,755

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Solutions Architect

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
Median Base Salary: $130,595
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 7,850

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QA Manager

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
Median Base Salary: $91,660
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 2,010

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Software Development Engineer

Career Opportunities Rating: 3.6
Median Base Salary: $117,250
Job Openings on Glassdoor: 9,659

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Methodology: Glassdoor’s study highlights 25 roles with the strongest career opportunities. These jobs were compiled using the following criteria. To learn more, visit the Glassdoor Economic Research site.

  • Career Opportunities Rating: The career opportunities rating (on a scale of 1.0=weak to 5.0=strong) reported by actual employees working in these roles on Glassdoor over the past year (7/1/18-6/30/19).
  • Salary: The median base salary reported on Glassdoor over the past year (7/1/18-6/30/19) is $80,000 or higher.
  • Job Openings: The number of U.S.-based open job openings on Glassdoor as of 7/5/19 is at least 2,000.

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