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The 25 'Best Jobs in America' for 2015

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Not all jobs are created equal — especially not in an age of economic uncertainty and rapidly evolving technology.

So which careers stand above the rest nowadays?

The salary-tracking, company-reviewing website Glassdoor.com released "25 Best Jobs in America for 2015" on Tuesday, based on earning potential, career opportunities and job openings.

The top job on the list: physician assistant.

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On a five-point scale, physician assistant scored 4.8 based on the strength of an impressive base salary, high career opportunity ratings and a healthy number of open positions nationwide.

As Forbes has reported, health care jobs grew strongly in 2014 (up 50 percent over the previous year), and while many jobs are being automated, people are likely to demand a human touch in healthcare far into the future.

Technological and managerial skills dominated the rest of the list, speaking to the transformation of the American economy into an information-driven machine.

See the top 10 jobs on Glassdoor's list below:

  1. Physician Assistant – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.8

  • Number of Job Openings: 45,484
  • Average Base Salary: $111,376
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

  1. Software Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 104,828
  • Average Base Salary: $98,074
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

  1. Business Development Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 11,616
  • Average Base Salary: $94,907
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

  1. Human Resources Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 8,073
  • Average Base Salary: $96,443
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.6

  1. Finance Manager- Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 9,728
  • Average Base Salary: $122,865
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

  1. Marketing Manager- Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6

  • Number of Job Openings: 14,647
  • Average Base Salary: $100,130
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

  1. Database Administrator- Glassdoor Job Score: 4.5

  • Number of Job Openings: 9,790
  • Average Base Salary: $97,835
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

  1. Product Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.5

  • Number of Job Openings: 10,294
  • Average Base Salary: $113,363
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

  1. Data Scientist - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4

  • Number of Job Openings: 3,449
  • Average Base Salary: $104,476
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

  1. Sales Manager - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.4

  • Number of Job Openings: 26,193
  • Average Base Salary: $76,556
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

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See the full list here at Glassdoor.com.

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