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In troubling economic times like these, many people struggle to find and keep any job at all, let alone a job that pays well. Too many young adults leave college with a four year degree in something that does not guarantee employment. Despite the fact that there are hordes of political science majors working at Starbucks, there are jobs – well-paying jobs, even – out there for the taking. In most, but not all cases, these jobs require additional training and with the proper foresight and planning, you can snag one of the top ten paying jobs in the country!
If you Google “Top 10 Best Paying Jobs”, you will get a list that looks something like this. If you bothered to click on that, you would see that the top twenty best paying jobs in this country are all in the medical field. Here is the top ten:
- Anesthesiologists $236,950
- Surgeons $231,550
- OB/GYN $218,610
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $217,380
- Orthodontists $204,670
- Internists, General $189,210
- Sports Medicine Physicians $184,650
- Physical Medicine and Rehab Physicians $184,650
- Nuclear Medicine Physicians $184,650
- Dermatologists $184,650
Obviously, if you have always dreamed of becoming a doctor or dentist, it is a great way to pay the bills. What this chart does not account for, however, is just how long it takes to become a doctor and how much you pay out of pocket to stay a doctor. After your four years of medical school, you will be in residency at a hospital for up to seven years! Then there is the issue of malpractice insurance, which costs thousands of dollars per year.