The Highest Paid Occupations in USA

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1. Anesthesiologists

$ 267,020 ($ 265,990)

The BLS defines anesthetists as, “Doctors who administer anesthetics before, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.” Anesthesiologists were also in first place the previous year. According to the most recent data, there are approximately 31,000 anesthesiologists in the United States

After four years of medical training, prospective anesthesiologists in the United States typically complete a four-year stay in that specialization, and possibly even more, depending on the subspecialty.

2. Surgeons

$ 267,020 ($ 265,990)

The BLS defines this category as “Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and malformations by invasive, minimally invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as the use of instruments, devices, or by manual manipulation.” There are approximately 34,390 surgeons in the United States, according to the most recent BLS data.

3. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

$ 242,370 ($ 242,740)

More specialized than dentists, oral surgeons perform complex procedures, such as the extraction of wisdom teeth; maxillofacial surgeons perform procedures involving the jaw and face around the jaw. According to O * NET, the duties of these dental surgeons include:

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  • Administer general and local anesthetics.
  • Work with other professionals, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatment.
  • Evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth to determine if there are currently problems or may arise in the future.
  • Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants and to help regenerate deficient bone and gum tissue.
  • Remove tumors and other abnormal growths from the mouth and face regions using surgical instruments.
  • Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws and neck.
  • Remove affected, damaged and non-repairable teeth.
  • Get emergency treatment for facial injuries, including cuts and broken facial bones.
  • Treat problems that affect the oral mucosa, such as canker sores and infections.
  • Restore form and function by moving skin, bones, nerves and other tissues from other parts of the body to reconstruct the jaws and face.
  • Perform surgery on the mouth and jaws to treat conditions such as cleft lip and palate issues and jaw growth.

4. Obstetrician-gynecologists

$ 238,320 ($ 235,240)

Doctors specializing in female reproductive health and delivery, known as an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB / GYN), make slightly lower than the annual wages reported for oral and maxillofacial surgeons. According to the BLS, there are approximately 18,590 physicians in this field in the United States.

5. Orthodontists

$ 225,760 ($ 229,380)

Orthodontists specialize in braces and other dental remedies. There are approximately 5,380 orthodontists in the United States, according to the BLS.

6. Psychiatrists

$ 220,380 ($ 216,090)

Psychiatrists are a sub-specialty of the medical profession (unlike psychologists, who are not doctors). They received a significant salary increase – over 33, while inflation has risen by 6.6% between years since the data is retrieved.

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