The best job in America is, oh, software developer

CNET | 1/10/2018 | Chris Matyszczyk
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Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

The secret code for happiness?


There is no perfect job.

For joy at work, some merely look for employers who appreciate them, investors who will give them money freely or co-workers who will do most of the work without taking credit.

US - News - World - Report - Ranking

Yet US News and World Report is no skeptic. It just released its annual ranking of America's best 100 jobs.

Yes, there are apparently that many.

Pinnacle - Year - Software - Developer - Which

At the very pinnacle this year is software developer. Which some might find odd, given that the criteria for this ranking include stress level and work-life balance.

Many of the software developers I know have bags that stretch from beneath their eyes to the sides of their mouths, smoke a little pot to alleviate the strain of unreasonable deadlines and constantly complain about the lack of tuna poke at lunch.

Factors - Others - Job - Prospects - Growth

Perhaps, though, such factors are balanced out by others considered here: future job prospects, 10-year growth percentage and, yes, median salary.

Glassdoor estimates the average base salary of a software developer as $83,197. The US Labor Department, however, believes it's $100,080. And, should you get a job in the San Jose, California, area -- the heart of Silicon...
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