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These Are the 10 Best Jobs in the US

Construction, tech jobs dominate the list
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2018 2:57 PM CDT
These Are the 10 Best Jobs in the US
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(Newser) – Tech jobs dominated Indeed.com's 2017 list of the best careers in the US, but this year other industries are jumping into some of the top spots—of the top 25 jobs, 16 are ones that did not appear on last year's list. Construction, in particular, is having a moment: Some construction roles jumped into the top 25 for the first time, while others saw their placement on the list rocket higher in 2018. Commercial project manager, for example, jumped from No. 19 last year to the top spot this year. As Fortune explains, commercial project managers are responsible for developing and overseeing commercial projects and contracts; the position saw 277% growth in job postings between 2014 and 2017. Indeed.com takes growth percentage into account as well as salary (jobs on the list must have an average base salary of at least $75,000). The top 10 on this year's list along with their average base salaries:

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  1. Commercial project manager, $81,023
  2. Full stack developer, $111,640
  3. Computer vision engineer, $131,297
  4. Machine learning engineer, $136,241
  5. Preconstruction manager, $95,337
  6. Construction superintendent, $85,170
  7. Optometrist, $131,692
  8. Data scientist, $132,915
  9. Chief estimator, $116,848
  10. Development operations engineer, $125,714
"While [tech] roles are still at the top of our list, it is interesting to see a strong showing by construction jobs that were completely absent last year, like pre-construction manager, which jumped straight to the top five," says an Indeed VP, per Time. Click for the complete list. (Read more lists stories.)

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