These Are the Top 50 Jobs in the U.S. Right Now
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With the U.S. economy continuing to chug along, people are out searching for higher paying jobs again. 

Wages are increasing not only at the higher end, but there is also more wage inflation from the bottom of the income distribution, said Torsten Slok, chief international economist for Deutsche Bank Securities.

The economy is demonstrating signs of solid job growth, which means "we are pointing in the right direction," Slok said.

The indicators prove the U.S. is experiencing "robust" economic expansion and the country is not at the "cusp of a recession," he said.

"There is organic recovery in employment for the broader economy," Slok added.

President Donald Trump has promised to create 25 million jobs over the next decade, including ones in the manufacturing sector.

The number of people qualified for jobs that require highly specialized skills, especially within the data, analytics and development sectors, are limited, said John Reed, a senior executive director for Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International (RHI), a Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing and consulting company. The competition for these employees can be "fierce," he said.

"The demand from businesses has remained consistent, but many of these jobs remain chronically open as hiring managers are looking for very specific talent in high demand areas," Reed said. "Managers still need to fill the roles, but must remain patient during the search and move quickly to make an offer when they have a good candidate."

The top 50 jobs in the U.S. were ranked by Glassdoor, a Mill Valley, Calif.-based employment website which includes reviews from former employees, by examining and combining the number of job openings, salary and overall job satisfaction rating.

1. Data Scientist
1. Data Scientist

The median base salary for a data scientist is $110,000, and there are 4,184 job openings.

What's Hot on TheStreet

Respect the stock charts: Don't feel too relieved by volatile tech name Nvidia (NVDA) finishing in the green on Monday after a violent selloff.

Nvidia underwent a "key reversal" on Friday that could send the stock plunging another 36%, BMO technical analyst Russ Visch said in a new note. Visch points out that normally, these pullbacks tend to lead to the stock falling back to its 200-day moving average. In the case of Nvidia, the 200-day moving average is $96.70, or $36% below Monday's closing price of $149.97. "Considerable downside risk exists here," said Visch.

On Friday, shares of Nvidia were off to another big rally, hitting new all-time highs of $168.50 following an analyst pontificating the stock could surge to $300. But the party abruptly ended Friday afternoon and continued into most of Monday's trading session. The reversal in one of the hottest tech stocks around spooked the market, pressuring shares of other high-flyers in the space such as Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) .

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2. DevOps Engineer
2. DevOps Engineer

The median base salary for a devOps engineer is $110,000, and there are 2,725 job openings.

What's Hot on TheStreet

Apple and innovation: The reality of the here and now is that the public and would-be buyers of Apple's stock harbor greater doubts about Apple's ability to innovate than in many years, reports TheStreet. Apple did nothing to quiet those concerns by introducing its new voice activated speaker, sources explained to TheStreet.

Yet another Tesla bull: A new day, yet another Wall Street firm with some bold proclamations on electric car maker Tesla (TSLA) . Tesla shares were upgraded to buy from hold on Tuesday by Berenberg, citing the company's "disruptive potential" in the auto industry. The company could have a "near monopolistic" opportunity to gain market share and out-perform rivals, Berenberg writes.

The firm sees Tesla shares surging about 30% from Monday's closing price to $464.

Sears' demise continues: Sears Canada said Tuesday that cash flows from sales "are not expected to be sufficient to meet obligations coming due over the next 12 months," after reporting a first quarter loss. Meanwhile, Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) also had more worrying news.

3. Data Engineer
3. Data Engineer

The median base salary for a data engineer is $106,000, and there are 2,599 job openings.

4. Tax Manager
4. Tax Manager

The median base salary for a tax manager is $110,000, and there are 3,317 job openings.

5. Analytics Manager
5. Analytics Manager

The median base salary for an analytics manager is $112,000, and there are 1,958 job openings.

6. HR Manager
6. HR Manager

The median base salary for a hr manager is $85,000, and there are 4,339 job openings.

7. Database Administrator
7. Database Administrator

The median base salary for a database administrator is $93,000, and there are 2,877 job openings.

8. Strategy Manager
8. Strategy Manager

The median base salary for a strategy manager is $130,000, and there are 1,184 job openings.

9. UX Designer
9. UX Designer

The median base salary for a UX designer is $92,500, and there are 1,691 job openings.

10. Solutions Architect
10. Solutions Architect

The median base salary for a solutions architect is $125,000, and there are 2,232 job openings.

11. Marketing Manager
11. Marketing Manager

The median base salary for a marketing manager is $90,000, and there are 3,875 job openings.

12. Occupational Therapist
12. Occupational Therapist

The median base salary for an occupational therapist is $72,000, and there are 14,897 job openings.

13. Audit Manager
13. Audit Manager

The median base salary for an audit manager is $98,000, and there are 1,887 job openings.

14. Electrical Engineer
14. Electrical Engineer

The median base salary for an electrical engineer is $78,000, and there are 3,643 job openings.

15. Nurse Practitioner
15. Nurse Practitioner

The median base salary for a nurse practitioner is $100,000, and there are 15,634 job openings.

16. Software Engineer
16. Software Engineer

The median base salary for a software engineer is $101,000, and there are 17,085 job openings.

17. Corporate Recruiter
17. Corporate Recruiter

The median base salary for a corporate recruiter is $60,000, and there are 2,858 job openings.

18. Supply Chain Manager
18. Supply Chain Manager

The median base salary for a supply chain manager is $100,000, and there are 1,270 job openings.

19. Finance Manager
19. Finance Manager

The median base salary for a finance manager is $116,000, and there are 3,142 job openings.

20. Mechanical Engineer
20. Mechanical Engineer

The median base salary for a mechanical engineer is $76,000, and there are 3,383 job openings.

21. Communications Manager
21. Communications Manager

The median base salary for a communications manager is $82,000, and there are 1,332 job openings.

22. QA Manager
22. QA Manager

The median base salary for a QA manager is $92,000, and there are 1,756 job openings.

23. Controls Engineer
23. Controls Engineer

The median base salary for a controls engineer is $75,400, and there are 1,756 job openings.

24. Nurse Manager
24. Nurse Manager

The median base salary for a nurse manager is $77,000, and there are 6,710 job openings.

25. Compliance Manager
25. Compliance Manager

The median base salary for a compliance manager is $100,000, and there are 1,104 job openings.

26. Mobile Developer
26. Mobile Developer

The median base salary for a mobile developer is $85,000, and there are 2,130 job openings.

27. Systems Administrator
27. Systems Administrator

The median base salary for a systems administrator is $68,000, and there are 4,046 job openings.

28. Executive Assistant
28. Executive Assistant

The median base salary for an executive assistant is $56,000, and there are 3,946 job openings.

29. Technical Account Manager
29. Technical Account Manager

The median base salary for a technical account manager is $66,000, and there are 1,968 job openings.

30. Hardware Engineer
30. Hardware Engineer

The median base salary for a hardware engineer is $108,000, and there are 954 job openings.

31. Intelligence Analyst
31. Intelligence Analyst

The median base salary for an intelligence analyst is $62,400, and there are 1,605 job openings.

32. Product Manager
32. Product Manager

The median base salary for a product manager is $107,000, and there are 5,536 job openings.

33. Professor
33. Professor

The median base salary for a professor is $70,000, and there are 1,955 job openings.

34. Physician
34. Physician

The median base salary for a physician is $200,000, and there are 2,610 job openings.

35. Compensation Analyst
35. Compensation Analyst

The median base salary for a compensation analyst is $70,000, and there are 1,219 job openings.

36. Civil Engineer
36. Civil Engineer

The median base salary for a civil engineer is $65,200, and there are 2,004 job openings.

37. Research Engineer
37. Research Engineer

The median base salary for a research engineer is $92,850, and there are 1,006 job openings.

38. Accounting Manager
38. Accounting Manager

The median base salary for an accounting manager is $82,000, and there are 3,392 job openings.

39. Information Security Engineer
39. Information Security Engineer

The median base salary for an information security engineer is $100,000, and there are 1,247 job openings.

40. Manufacturing Engineer
40. Manufacturing Engineer

The median base salary for a manufacturing engineer is $70,000, and there are 2,464 job openings.

41. Security Analyst
41. Security Analyst

The median base salary for a security analyst is $70,000, and there are 2,464 job openings.

42. Business Operations Manager
42. Business Operations Manager

The median base salary for a business operations manager is $93,000, and there are 1,009 job openings.

43. UI Designer
43. UI Designer

The median base salary for a UI designer is $80,000, and there are 950 job openings.

44. Pharmacy Manager
44. Pharmacy Manager

The median base salary for a pharmacy manager is $130,000, and there are 2,652 job openings.

45. Supplier Quality Engineer
45. Supplier Quality Engineer

The median base salary for a supplier quality engineer is $80,150, and there are 862 job openings.

46. National Sales Manager
46. National Sales Manager

The median base salary for a national sales manager is $90,000, and there are 937 job openings.

47. Business Intelligence Developer
47. Business Intelligence Developer

The median base salary for a business intelligence developer is $83,000, and there are 837 job openings.

48. Dental Hygienist
48. Dental Hygienist

The median base salary for a dental hygienist is $66,000, and there are 1,050 job openings.

49. Physical Therapist
49. Physical Therapist

The median base salary for a physical therapist is $70,000, and there are 24,579 job openings.

50. Construction Project Manager
50. Construction Project Manager

The median base salary for a construction project manager is $85,000, and there are 1,944 job openings.

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