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The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 — but you will need this skill

The best part about learning this skill? It’s free Everett Collection Data scientists receive $110,000 a year on average and are ranked No. 1 in Glassdoor’s “Best Jobs in America.” As companies try to understand consumer behavior, data scientists are in high demand. Boasting a median base salary of $110,000 and a job-satisfaction score of 4.4 out of 5, data scientist was ranked No. 1 on the “Best Jobs in America” list in 2016 and 2017 based on the number of job openings, salary and overall job satisfaction. It was followed by devops engineers ($110,000 a year) — which combines development, testing and operations — data engineers ($106,000 a year), tax managers ($110,000 a year) and analytics managers ($112,000 a year). And the No. 1 skill most in demand for data scientists? The programming...

The worst career advice, according to 6 life coaches

Here’s what to do instead. LEVELLING UP Ask anyone about your haircut, and they might shrug and say it looks “fine.” But ask for career advice? You’re likely to get an earful of trite sayings, blanket, sweeping statements and outdated, traditional work tactics that won’t serve you well if you’re trying to advance. While executive advisors can definitely cater to your specific industry and goals, life coaches offer a varied perspective. Because their purpose is to analyze your whole life — not just your 9-to-5 routine — they offer a more holistic viewpoint. They often motivate their clients to look past the stale beliefs they’ve maintained over decades, leftover from parents and early mentors, to accept what really speaks to their souls. Here, they share the worst pieces of career adv...

Top 7 job skills you’ll need in 10 years if you don’t want to get left behind

There’s an awful lot of doomsday chatter about the future of the workforce and how all our jobs will be replaced by robots by 2020. A lot of that might be true. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Future of Jobs Report estimated that over 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by that time — and that number will only continue to grow. Your usual fallback jobs — you know those “safe bets” your parents always lectured you about: manufacturing, law, administrative, etc. — these will probably suffer the most cuts. But the good news is this: In times of great change, there’s always room for the enterprising and entrepreneurial to clean up. It’s just that there will be new and different skills to master — skills that will be most valuable in a new economy and in a changing world. Here are some of...