Do you have what it takes to be one of the very best? Because to be a rock star in the medical field it is going to take your best. The medical industry is fast paced, exciting, and very lucrative if you are willing to endure the grueling schedule it takes to work in it. Let’s take a look at who make the most money in this field and… who doesn’t.
The top of the heap is, of course, the surgeon. Surgeons make, on average, $71,462-$516,641 a year. Coming in at a close second is the anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist salary can earn you $99,156-$362,422 per year. Going down the the list of the top five, next will be the OB/GYN. Women’s health is a serious affair,especially when it comes to fertility and child birth. An O/G can make anywhere from $57,812 to $244,408 per year.
Orthodontists, those dentists who specialize in prevention and treatment of irregularities in the teeth, jaw relationships, and facial structure around the mouth can earn as much as $244,408.Not a bad living for someone who has his hands in other people’s mouths all day. Rounding out the top five is the psychiatrist. Yes, that’s right, the head shrinker. We all know what these guys do. And when they do it they can make anywhere between $87,329 and $259,117 per annum.
Going down to the end of the list we have the surgical tech, medical assistant, and certified nurse assistant. Now we will see those huge numbers above plummet. That’s because the amount of work required to get these jobs is considerably less. None of these jobs is going to put you into a new tax bracket. But with hard work and perseverance, you can advance and eventually make a fairly decent living. It’s up to you how much you want to make and what you are willing to do to get it.