The 10 Highest Paying Jobs In America, And How To Land Them

Added by Edan Barak on Mar 30, 2015

2 Orthodontists

Average mean salary: $170,000
Study time: 8-12 years

Orthodontistry is a specialized field of Dentistry dealing with problems in teeth development such as crooked teeth, excessive over-or-under bites, jaw abnormalities and more. These malocclusions are corrected by the Orthodontist by correcting bite problems, rearranging teeth positioning, and maintaining a proportional relation between the patients jaws and teeth. The profession includes cosmetic dentistry aimed at improving the facial appearance of a patient with no medical issue.

1 Medical Surgeons

Average mean salary: $180,000
Study time: Around 10 years

Medical Surgeons are the highest-paid professionals in the already well-paid healthcare industry, and indeed command the highest salaries in the United States. These professionals study 10 years or more, usually leave the educational system having racked up a mountain of debt, and are tasked with some of the most difficult procedures in the world - invasive medical treatments.

Surgeons can specialize in a variety of different fields, the most lucrative of which are Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. These surgeons are tasked with the treatment of diseases and injuries in the most sensitive and complex areas of the human body - the head, neck, face and jaws.

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