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LinkedIn Releases Most Promising Jobs of 2017

Professional networking firm LinkedIn has dug deep into its data stores to release a list of the ‘most promising jobs’ for 2017.

The list places emphasis on the jobs with high median salaries, strong job openings and year-over-year growth. The jobs on the list also are the most apt to lead to a promotion or advancement.

“Job hopping has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, and is only accelerating. Based on our research, we know that the top reasons people change jobs is to pursue a stronger career path, make more money or access more opportunities within their organization,” LinkedIn careers product leader Daniel Shapero said in a blog post. “Finding a job you love with one or more of these components can feel like a challenge, so we did some of the work for you.”

Below is LinkedIn’s list of the best jobs of 2017:

1. Hospitalist
Median Base Salary: 
$222,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (87%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0
Top Skills: Healthcare Management, Inpatient Care, Electronic Medical Record, Patient Safety, Internal Medicine

2. Pharmacist
Median Base Salary:
 $123,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,300+ (45%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 5.0
Top Skills: Medication Therapy Management,Community Pharmacy,Patient Counseling,Pharmacy Automation,Immunization

3. Sales Engineer
Median Base Salary: 
$80,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,000+ (159%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0
Top Skills: Solution Selling, Sales Management, Project Engineering, Automation, Sales Engineering

4. Site Reliability Engineer
Median Base Salary: 
$140,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 300+ (93%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Linux, Python, Bash, Apache, Shell Scripting

5. Product Manager
Median Base Salary:
 $97,500
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,000+ (11%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Product Development, Competitive Analysis, Product Launch, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Marketing Strategy

6. Financial Analyst
Median Base Salary:
 $64,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,500+ (27%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Financial Modeling, Variance Analysis,Forecasting

7. Technical Program Manager
Median Base Salary:
 $129,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 500+ (49%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Agile Methodologies, Software Project Management, Software Development Life Cycle, Scrum, Cloud Computing

8. Program Manager
Median Base Salary
$97,400
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,300+ (17%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 7.0
Top Skills: Project Management, Project Portfolio Management, Project Delivery, Vendor Management, Business Process Improvement

9. Data Engineer
Median Base Salary: 
$105,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 900+ (85%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Hadoop, Python, SQL, Big Data,Hive

10. Scrum Master
Median Base Salary:
 $100,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (104%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Agile Methodologies, Software Project Management, Scrum, Requirements Analysis, SQL

11. Software Engineer
Median Base Salary:
 $94,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 10,000+ (13%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0
Top Skills: Java, C++, SQL, Linux, XML

12. Clinical Nurse
Median Base Salary:
 $75,700
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,300+ (77%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0
Top Skills: Patient Safety, Hospitals, Critical Care, Inpatient Care, Acute Care

13. Physician Assistant
Median Base Salary:
 $104,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,800+ (37%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 4.0
Top Skills: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Electronic Medical Record, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine

14. Business Analyst
Median Base Salary:
 $70,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,000+ (20%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Requirements Analysis, Business Requirements, Software Development Life Cycle, User Acceptance Testing,Visio

15. Tax Manager
Median Base Salary:
 $103,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (52%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0
Top Skills: Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Tax Accounting, International Tax, Tax Advisory

16. Data Architect
Median Base Salary:
 $122,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 500+ (26%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0
Top Skills: Data warehousing, Data modeling, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load),Business Intelligence,Databases

17. Anesthetist
Median Base Salary: 
$156,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (148%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 4.0
Top Skills: Critical Care, Anesthesia, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Intensive Care, Hospitals

18. Analytics Manager
Median Base Salary:
 $109,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (49%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8.0
Top Skills: Data Analysis, SAS, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics

19. Customer Success Manager
Median Base Salary: 
$72,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 350+ (85%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10.0
Top Skills: Account Management, CRM, Salesforce.com, SaaS, Enterprise Software

20. Medical Director
Median Base Salary:
 $230,000
Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1000+ (3%)
Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6.0
Top Skills: Medicine, Clinical Research, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Information Technology, Electronic Medical Record

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