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Highest Paying Jobs

Many of the jobs listed are in the health career field. View the list below then take a free health career test to see what area of the medical field you are interested in the most.

This article will list the highest paying jobs, but know that this list is comprised from data collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so the data relates to the United States only. If you live in a country other than America, this list may vary.

Highest Paying Jobs in America

The top seven jobs are listed as having a wage equal to or greater than $187,200. The best high paying careers are all in the medical field. These seven high paying jobs include:

  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  2. Physicians and Surgeons
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Internists
  5. Anesthesiologists
  6. Orthodontists

The rest of the list of highest paying jobs in America include:

  1. Psychiatrists | $173,330
  2. Family and General Practitioners | $172,020
  3. Prosthodontists | $169,130
  4. Chief Executives (first non-medical job on the list) | $168,140
  5. Dentists, all other specialists | $154,990
  6. Pediatricians | $154,650
  7. Nurse Anesthetists | $148,160
  8. Dentists, general | $145,240
  9. Petroleum Engineers | $130,280
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers | $124,870
  11. Air Traffic Controllers | $122,530
  12. Computer and Information Systems Managers | $120,950
  13. Marketing Managers | $119,480
This list was pulled from: bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm.

The health field has numerous positions that constantly leads in pay and occupational growth rate. You can take a free Health Career Test if interested in exploring a career in health care.

Highest Paid Careers and Health Care

As you can see from the list of the top 20 highest paid jobs, the list is riddled with careers in the medical field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the fastest growth until 2022 will be in the healthcare, healthcare support, construction, and personal care fields. The BLS also predicts that the medical field is growing faster because of "the long-term trends of an aging population and improved diagnosing and treatment options."

Not only is the medical field one of the fastest growing industries, it has some of the highest paying jobs in America.

You can view a list of healthcare careers, their descriptions, and colleges that offer their programs by visiting the health career page.

Information pulled from: bls.gov/opub/mlr/2013/article/occupational-employment-projections-to-2022.htm