Every January, Glassdoor publishes its list of the best jobs of the year.

For the second year in a row, the top spot goes to data scientist.

"This report reinforces that the best jobs are highly-skilled and are staying ahead of the growing trend toward workplace automation," Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, tells Business Insider.

He explains that the skills helping workers stay ahead of automation are creativity, judgment, and flexibility.

"Those are aspects of work that are extremely difficult to automate, and having them allows workers to team up with technology to become more productive, rather than simply being replaced by it," Chamberlain says.

"Many of the jobs on this list require proficiency in these 'soft' skills," he explains.

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