America, the land where anyone can grow up to be whatever they want to be .While some people may go for the job of their dreams others may have more of a financial drive when picking their career path. Today we’re going to take a look at the highest paying jobs in the United States and explore if they’re actually worth the salary.
10. Prosthodontists- 191,400 $ per year.
The first on our list, prosthodontists make a staggering 191 thousand dollars per year on average. Not to be confused with orthodontists ,prosthodontists are trained in replacing and repairing teeth or gums whether it’s through veneers, dentures or more extensive surgery. Their job often includes performing reconstruction surgery after traumatic injuries, cancer or neglect if you think you’d enjoy giving someone the perfect smile. Well this may be the career path for you and if you’ve never heard of this career that’s not surprising with only 380 practicing prosthodontists in the United States it’s safe to say you wouldn’t have a lot of competition if you went to a school for this. That is as long as you’re willing to get the certification that takes a whopping 11 years to complete.
9. Internists-196,490 $ per year.
At one hundred and ninety six thousand dollars a year internists are the next on our list of the highest paying careers. Though the name may make you think of interns they are certainly far from it. After anywhere between 11 to 16 years of college and training I can imagine they’d be a little bit upset to be that mislabeled .Internists main job is to treat patients without surgery through a combination of prescriptions and lifestyle changes. They are trained and able to diagnose and treat any condition in any body part and are primarily used to help patients who have complex diseases.
8. Physicians-203,880 $ per year
Physicians roles range across several categories depending on their specialty. However regardless of their specialty their main role is always the same to diagnose and treat illnesses. A job with a phenomenal outlook, physicians benefit from the fact that they’re an incredibly necessary career with an immense potential for growth. A four year bachelor’s degree followed by four years of medical school and another three to seven year residency means the journey to becoming a physician.That is a long one but there’s certainly a lot of money at the end of the road. Unfortunately being a physician is also a lot more work than some of the other careers. Out of a group of physicians surveyed one quarter responded with working 61 to 80 hours per week on average that doesn’t exactly leave them with a lot of spare time to spend the money that they’re earning.
7. Family and General practice physicians- 211,780 $ per year
Earning two hundred and eleven thousand dollars on average per year it’s no wonder why your familydoctor always smiles when they come into the exam room. Family and general practice physicians work in family doctor offices where they diagnose and treat common illnesses. This often includes sending their patients to specialists for further testing, doing checkups and writing prescriptions for mild illnesses. They’re also able to treat patients of all ages. Like many careers on this list you must have eight years of schooling followed by three to eight year residency just to become a general practitioner.
6. Psychiatrists-220,380 $ per year
Psychiatrists make a shocking two 220,000 per year.Psychiatrists main job is to diagnose patients and prescribe medication to treat their mental health issues. Along with this their role is to develop a treatment plan which may include sending patients to therapy but they don’t administer therapy themselves. Depending on their specific area of study psychiatrists often have 12 years of schooling. While a lot of psychiatrists report burnout, in a recent survey 90% of psychiatrists reported their job as being rewarding. It’s not surprising that helping people who are struggling would leave you feeling proud at the end of the day.
5. Orthodontists-225,760 $ per year
At two hundred and twenty five thousand a year orthodontists sure do make a lot of money while they keep the Braceface nickname alive for children around the globe. Specializing in braces, teeth alignment and even jaw alignment .Orthodontists are more like doctors for the structure of your teeth and jaw rather than the teeth themselves. If you’re not a fan of school but want to pick a career on the list then being an orthodontist might be the path for you. At just ten years of schooling this career gives you a chance to pay off your student debt a bit faster than the others.
4. Obstetricians Gynecologists-238,320 $ per year
At number four we have Obstetricians and Gynecologists making two hundred and thirty eight thousand dollars per year. The backbone of women’s reproductive health, OBGYNs are in charge of helping women in pre pregnancy, during pregnancy, birth and post birth. From doing annual exams to delivering actual babies OBGYNs have had a hand in all of us being here today. Unfortunately for this profession this career path takes twelve years of education and in a recent study only 62% of they enjoyed their job. However the career is always in demand and with that huge salary I’m sure pushing through the 40-hour work-week would be totally doable.
3.Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon-242,370 $ per year
If you’ve ever had your wisdom teeth removed you’ve got our third highest paying profession to thank for that procedure. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons make two hundred and forty two thousand a year on average. Think that’s a lot for just yanking out teeth well they’ve got a few more jobs on top of that. These surgeons focus on any surgery in the neck, jaw and mouth and that certainly keeps them busy. If the thought of doing this career grosses you out or sounds something like no one would want to do, know that actual oral surgeons certainly don’t have an issue. A recent survey showed that 74% of oral and maxillofacial surgeons liked their job and eighty-two percent feel that their job is very meaningful. Hey!! having a meaningful job where you earn two hundred and forty thousand dollars a year, I’d say that doesn’t sound too bad.
2.surgeons-267,000 $ per year
If you don’t mind seeing a little or a lot of blood then this next job might actually be a fit for you. surgeons ranked as the second highest paying job in America at an average of two hundred and sixty-seven thousand dollars per year. Surgeons often work in a specific study of the medical field but all surgeons are required to go for the same schooling. After four years to get a bachelor’s degree,four years of medical school and a three to ten year residency.You’d think surgeons would be done with school forever but unfortunately for them that’s not the case, surgeons are required to take part in near-constant training and assessments to make sure that they’re educated on the latest strategies and discoveries. Luckily in the time they don’t spend studying or opening people up. I’m sure they can do a lot with that huge salary.
1.Anesthesiologists-270,000 $ per year
The top paying job in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics is an anesthesiologist. Anesthesiologists are in charge of making sure patients don’t feel pain before, during or after surgery.Putting a mask on someone’s face may seem like a simple task but in reality an anesthesiologist is in charge of much more than that. Prior to surgery they meet with the patient to determine the correct mix of medication during surgery and while the patient is being cut openanesthesiologists are in charge of making sure the patient remains unconscious and pain-free throughout the length of the operation. They have a colossal amount of school to go to. First a four year bachelor’s degree is required followed by a test to get into Medical School once they’re in medical school they’ve got another four years of medical school to further their education. Unfortunately for them they’re not done there next they’ve got four more years working in an anesthesia residency program until finally they sit for their final exam to get their certification. is going to twelve years of school worth it to be making this much money it’s hard to say but we can
all agree that we are thankful that these jobs exist.
well that concludes our list of the highest paying jobs in the United States what do you think is the
schooling worth all the money and would you want to have any of these careers?