One of the key factors of a satisfying job is the ability to advance in your career, but identifying whether a potential job comes with this important component can be tricky. To find the jobs with the most career opportunities, Glassdoor analyzed millions of employee reviews on its site and found the 25 jobs that are most likely to allow you to climb the career ladder — and some of them might surprise you.
Last updated: Feb. 18, 2020
Software Development Engineer
- Median base salary: $117,250
Almost half of the jobs on Glassdoor’s list are in tech, but software engineers had the lowest career opportunities rating of the ones that made the cut — 3.6 on a scale of one to five, with one being the weakest and five being the strongest. On the plus side, it has one of the highest median base salaries and some of the most job openings, with nearly 10,000 software development engineer jobs listed on Glassdoor as of July 2019.
- Median base salary: $91,660
QA managers — short for quality assurance managers — are responsible for ensuring that products work effectively and efficiently. This job scored a 3.7 career opportunities rating, and there were more than 2,000 open positions for this role on Glassdoor as of July 2019.
- Median base salary: $130,595
Solutions architect has the third-highest median base salary of the jobs included in this ranking. People in this role have both technical and business skills, and they are