Glassdoor announced today it's list of the "25 Best Jobs in America." If you're looking for a job as a data scientist, a median salary of $116,840 could be in your near future.
The list got us to thinking: What are the best jobs in both college and professional sports? Sure it might be nice to haul in $6.9 million like Alabama's Nick Saban, but there's plenty of other high-paying and rewarding jobs without the stress of an entire football-obsessed state on your back.
So while Glassdoor has its list of best American jobs ranging from data scientist to software architect, here's our list of the best jobs in college and professional sports.
NFL Backup Quarterback
Pro: How would you like to stand on the sidelines with a clipboard, listen to the offensive coordinator calling in plays to the starter on the field (who's getting killed by the defense and cursed at by the home fans), all while making $13 million over 10 seasons? That's what it's like to be an NFL backup QB like the Indianapolis Colts' Charlie Whitehurst.
Con: When the starting quarterback gets hurt, you have to actually go in and play.