So it’s stressful, expensive and the hours stink — accordingly to an article on, medicine is still a pretty good gig.  In what will undoubtedly add fuel to the already raging debate over who is responsible for the high cost of health care, health care-related occupations fill the top 15 slots on Forbes’ list of the top 25 best paying jobs in the nation.  Here’s the breakdown:   

1. Anesthesiologists
2. Surgeons
3. Obstetricians And Gynecologists
4. Orthodontists
5. Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons
6. Internists
7. Prosthodontists
8. Psychiatrists
9. Family And General Practitioners
10. Chief Executives
11. Physicians And Surgeons, All Other
12. Pediatricians, General
13. Dentists, General
14. Airline Pilots, Copilots And Flight Engineers
15. Podiatrists
16. Lawyers
17. Air Traffic Controllers
18. Engineering Managers
19. Dentists, All Other Specialists
20. Natural Sciences Managers
21. Marketing Managers
22. Computer And Information Systems Managers
23. Sales Managers
24. Petroleum Engineers
25. Financial Managers

  • Anonymous

    Um, the averages are WAY WAY WAY low here.

    For instance, as a CA-3 (senior Anesthesiology resident), I’m entertaining starting salaries of 350,000 with a 2 year partnership track to make 500,000 with 10 weeks vacation.

    Overpaid? We have the most dangerous job in the world, and literally hold the lives of our patients in our hands more than any other physician.

  • Not so bad for going to school for 10+ years…