There are lots of surveys each year professing to identify which careers offer the best opportunities, and which ones pay the most money. Job site Indeed.com (with more than 200 million unique visitors each month from over 60 different countries) just released its own assessment of the best jobs in the United States for 2018, and the results are somewhat surprising.

Why? Because they aren't dominated by tech jobs like most such surveys seem to be. In fact, some of these jobs don't even require a college degree.

Indeed focused on just two factors to make its determination of which jobs are best: salary (a minimum of $75,000 a year) and abundance of opportunity (jobs that have shown the most growth since 2014).

Here then are America's best jobs in 2018, according to Indeed. After each job, I have included the average base salary and percentage growth in postings from 2014-2017.

1. Commercial Project Manager $81,023 (+277%)

2. Full Stack Developer $111,640 (+198%)

3. Computer Vision Engineer $131,297 (+169%)

4. Machine Learning Engineer $136,241 (+166%)

5. Preconstruction Manager $95,337 (+126%)

6. Construction Superintendent $85,170 (+122%)

7. Optometrist $131,692 (+118%)

8. Data Scientist $132,915 (+106%)

9. Chief Estimator $116,848 (+101%)

10. Development Operations Engineer $125,714 (+91%)

11. Agile Coach $120,142 (+80%)

12. Construction Estimator $78,052 (+76%)

13. Senior Talent Acquisition Manager $85,076 (+55%)

14. Plumbing Engineer $82,063 (+51%)

15. Project Superintendent $83,326 (+48%)

16. Staff Pharmacist $107,584 (42%)

17. Head of Sales $108,788 (+42%)

18. Commercial Real Estate Agent $78,675 (+37%)

19. Construction Manager $85,655 (+37%)

20. Project Architect $77,931 (+34%)

21. Product Owner $101,857 (+33%)

22. Senior Clinical Specialist $76,598 (+30%)

23. User Experience Researcher $99,551 (+28%)

24. Registered Nurse - Infusion $79,952 (+19%)

25. Partnership Manager $76,628 (+19%)

Published on: Mar 15, 2018
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