10 highest paying jobs in US (with details)
You have seen in words about the top 10 highest paying jobs in US for this year, based on the aggregated data obtained for the year 2009. By now we all realize that when it comes to career, the medical profession provides the biggest salary paychecks around. Let’s see them in pictures and detailed descriptions of job now.
Salary: $219,770 yearly or $18,314 monthly (Photo: InHealthCare).
A surgeon is a specialist in surgery, specializing in invasive procedures, often the complex ones, for some specific reason such as removal and repair of infected internal organs. In US and many other countries, reaching to a level of surgeon requires another four years or so of intensive training, on top of the long years for the obtainment of a medical degree (MBBS).
While the money is good, at times, a surgeon would need to undergo critical surgeries that can last up to many hours.
Salary: $211,750 yearly or 17,646 monthly (Photo: BackTalkOnAir).
An anesthesiologist is a physician primarily responsible for anesthesia, i.e. preparing patients with the correct state prior to important procedures. In a surgery, an anesthesiologist can be thought to have the easiest job, which is not true. There have been many lawsuit cases involving the failure of an anesthesiologist to ensure the patient was properly sedated and administering chemicals to wrong body tissue during medical procedures.
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Salary: $210,700 yearly or $17,560 monthly (Photo: Dental-Implants-Romania).
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is part of the specialized branch in both medical and dentistry (which means that the person needs to have both qualifications in medical and dentistry. The field involves the diagnosis, consultation, surgery and other relevant treatment to fix injuries on the head area, mouth, gums, teeth, jaws and neck.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the 9 specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Salary: $206,190 yearly or $17,183 monthly (Photo: RochesterOrthodontistinPittsford).
A specialized dentistry field concerned with the study, analysis and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) is called orthodontics, while the medical specialist personnel are called orthodontists. The malocclusions can refer to cases of jaw problems (e.g. disproportionate jaw relationship) or tooth irregularity.
Other than medical treatment, orthodontics is often related to the cosmetics and wellness, with many of those concerned with their appearance getting the service of orthodontists.
5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Salary: $204,470 yearly or $17,039 monthly (Photo: CNBC).
Often referred simply as O&G (who has time to call out such a long name?), the Obstetrics and Gynecology are two surgical-related medical specialties that deal with the female reproductive organ. Often, among us the laymen people, O&G specialists are very much synonym with pregnancy and delivery of newly born babies. In truth, it is much wider than that.
Salary: $183,990 yearly or $15,332 monthly (Photo: TheBestDegree).
Doctors of internal medicine, who are known as internists, deal with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Essentially, it is a mixed specialty of laboratory skills and patient care. They are deeply experienced and highly exposed to patients with complicated or multi-system disease processes. Often, an internist becomes a source of reference for other doctors seeking opinion on complex diagnostic issues.
7. Physicians & Surgeons
A doctor of medicine is more commonly referred as a physician, whose job is to handle diagnosis, study, analysis, treatment and consultation for illness, diseases and injury. To master the field, detailed knowledge and some deep experience of the academic disciplines such as physiology and anatomy are required. As for the surgeons in this list, it refers to those other than the highest paid surgeons above.
Salary: $173,860 yearly or $14,488 monthly (Photo: CapitalAgreements).
8. Family & General Practitioners
Salary: $168,500 yearly or $14042 monthly (Photo: HealthNetworkFoundation).
Family & general practitioners (GPs) treat chronic and acute illness, as well as providing preventive care and consultation to the family and patients of of all ages and sexes. The term GP is widely used in the UK and Ireland, while the other parts of the world often use the term ‘family doctors’ when describing medical practitioners specializing in this field.
Salary: $167,280 yearly or $13,940 monthly (Photo: UNP).
No need much explanation on the job as a CEO. It is perhaps the job mentioned the most in the news, by the public and is always be a subject of coffee talks. These mentions and talks can be good ones or the total opposite. If individual earning comparison is made, it is rather clear to know that the highest paid person will come from this category. The highest paid CEO, Ray Irani, took home a massive salary package of over $30 million last year.
Salary: $163,660 yearly or $13,638 monthly (Photo: PistolPete).
A famous misconception is that psychiatrists treat crazy people (since they work with people with some sort of ‘mental disorder’). Sometimes, a general practitioner would come across patients who complain about some sort of illness (and the symptoms of it) to him, but upon diagnosis, the patients are deemed to be normal. There is a likelihood that such occurrence happens due to the mental or emotional state of the patients, and one to determine is to refer the patients to a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are highly trained in diagnostic evaluation and in psychotherapy.
How would it feel being among the top 10 highest paying jobs in US? We wonder.