What are the best-paying jobs of 2016 so far? Which jobs are in trouble? Employment website Glassdoor and higher-ups in certain industries claim to have the answers. The company published their findings on their website, also reporting that 7 in 10 people said that salary was the main factor when it came to deciding where to work. 

For interests sake, here is a recap of the top 10 highest paying jobs from Glassdoor:

1. Physician

  • Median Base Salary: $180,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,064

2. Lawyer

  • Median Base Salary: $144,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 995

3. Research & Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $142,120
  • Number of Job Openings: 112

4. Software Development Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $132,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,495

5. Pharmacy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 1,766

6. Strategy Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 701

7. Software Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $128,250
  • Number of Job Openings: 655

8. Integrated Circuit Designer Engineer

  • Median Base Salary: $127,500
  • Number of Job Openings: 165

9. IT Manager

  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 3,152

10. Solutions Architect

  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Number of Job Openings: 2,838

 

 

Chief Economist at Glassdoor, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, says, "The report reinforces that high pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills, higher education and working in jobs that are protected from competition or automation. This is why we see several jobs within the technology and healthcare industries."

Which jobs are in trouble? Dean of Engineering at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), Steve Mackay, highlighted the jobs that will experience 30 to 40 percent drops in the next five to ten years on the fifth episode of the Engineering News Network (ENN). The report was released with Australia in mind, but Mackay believes it is relevant to the worldwide scope of jobs in 2016. One of the struggling industries that the report said to avoid was "civil engineering construction." 

"There is a bit of a downturn, government infrastructure spending is down, hopefully, it'll pick up," said Mackay. 

The other jobs that Mackay mentioned include: 

Transport equipment manufacturers, coal miners, forestry and logging, electricity distribution worker, civil engineering construction, agriculturist, printer, fish farming, beverage and tabacco manufacturer and publishing

 

TheNewsTribe.com also published a list of industries that would thrive in 2016. They emphasise the need for doctors in health care and say that engineers are of equal importance in the year 2016. Here is their list:

Health Care

Engineering

Software Application developers 

Content Writers 

 

 

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