High Paying Medical Careers
There are a number of jobs in the medical profession that fit into the six-figure job category. If you have an affinity for the sciences (biology, physiology, chemistry, and physics), this type of work may appeal to you.
Along with a good understanding of science, you will need to have good communication skills to do well in this line of work. You will need to be able to gather information from patients and colleagues to diagnose and treat illnesses and medical conditions. Once you have arrived at a diagnosis, you will need to discuss it with your patient and explain how it will be treated.
There are a number of medical specialties that pay very well, and which are covered on the following pages:
- Oral Surgeons
- Family Practice MDs
You may not have considered becoming a podiatrist, but these highly-trained medical practitioners who look after various health issues affecting patients from the knees down are very well paid for their expertise.
You may not think of dentists as being health care professionals at first, but if you don’t mind working in and around a person’s teeth, mouth and jaws, you can do very well financially. You may decide to take additional training and work as an orthodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or a prosthodontist.
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You can definitely get paid well to work in health care, but you will also need to invest several years of your life to get the necessary education. Not only will you need to complete a four-year undergrad degree, but there will also be another four years of professional school involved. After you get your professional degree, you will still need to spend more time on specialized training before you can be licensed.
The good news is that job prospects for people who aspire to high-paying work in the medical field will be in demand over the next several years. An aging population and existing professionals who are at or near retirement age means that there will be many opportunities for trained professionals.