Top Highest Paying Medical Jobs for 2018

An Introduction to the Top Highest Paying Medical Jobs for 2018

The top highest paying medical jobs for 2018 has its usual suspects: Surgeons, Physicians, etc. But there are many surprises on the list, and you wont believe their salaries. Check them out below:

#1 Physicians and Surgeons $208,000+

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.

#2 Dentists $159,770

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.

#3 Podiatrists $124,830

Podiatrists provide medical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities.

#4 Pharmacists $122,230

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.

#5 Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Practitioners $107,460

Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. The scope of practice varies from state to state.

Bottom Line

These top highest paying jobs aren’t easy to get…But they’re not impossible either. In fact, you have a much better chance of getting these jobs if you prepare by going to great schools, creating a compelling resume and cover letter, having great interviews, obtaining a career coach, and in some cases, working with a job placement company.

 

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