I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for the best of the best. The best place to live, the best place to work, and the best job.
Well, if you live in Atlanta, we’re going to make your life a bit easier by figuring out the best jobs in town.
Since we obsess about numbers here at Zippia, it seemed only logical that we’d turn to them to answer that question. After much number crunching, we came to this set of the top ten best jobs in Atlanta:
Computer Network Architects — $106,360
Software Developers, Applications — $93,360
Marketing Managers — $136,610
Database Administrators — $84,250
Software Developers, Systems Software — $96,320
Management Analysts — $93,440
Sales Managers — $128,300
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer — $90,820
Computer Programmers — $98,240
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants — $53,080
Head on for the secret sauce that gets you promoted onto this list and the whole set of top 25.
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How We Calculated The 25 Best Jobs In Atlanta
So we went to the ultimate source of job statistics, the BLS and their online database buddy, ONet. Trust me, it takes a certain kind of crazy to dive into those numbers, and I’m not sure I made it out in one piece.
Once we had the data, we looked at the following for each of the 577 jobs with available data:
Average Annual Salary — The higher paying, the better
10th Percentile Salary — You can be “bad” at your job and still get paid well
Job Availability — All else equal, more jobs mean more chances to snag one
Education required — The lower the bar on education, the more people can do it
Stress level — Open heart surgery takes a toll on you.
We then ranked each job across each criteria from 1 to 577, with 1 being best.
Finally, we averaged the ranks across each criteria to create a Zippia Job Score. The job with the highest Zippia Job Score has to be the best that Atlanta has to offer.