(Bloomberg) -- Nearly half the people in the U.S. will be looking for a new job in 2016. Many will take into account everything from salaries to career prospects when they start their search. Career website Glassdoor has done some of the work for them. To compile its second annual list of the 25 Best Jobs in America, the company accounted for earnings potential, career opportunities, and the number of openings for a given job function.
Data scientist took the top spot for 2016, climbing from No. 9 on last year's list, and knocking last year's winner, physician assistant, down to seventh place. Jobs in the growing fields of technology and health care dominated the list, although there some finance and marketing jobs appeared in the mix.
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