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When choosing a job, we all want one that pays well, especially after years of college and hard work. According to statistics and information compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, here are 15 of the highest paying jobs in the US in 2012.
Surgeons & Doctors
Doctors and surgeons are needed on an hourly basis and their average yearly salaries show it. In 2012, doctors and surgeons made an average of $168,650-$234,950.
We already knew that healthcare was a stable industry; nurses, doctors and administrators usually don’t have to worry about layoffs or the recessionary effects on their careers. Now there’s even more reason to want to go into the healthcare field. According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics‘ annual Occupational Employment and Wages report, eight of the top ten highest paying jobs in the country are in the healthcare sector.
Average annual wages: $167,610
Median hourly wages: $80.58
Number of employees with occupation: 22,690
(Huffington Post) — More than one year after President Barack Obama signed health care reform into law, one thing hasn’t changed: doctors are well paid. The Bureau Of Labor Statistics has released its annual Occupational Employment and Wages report, and the top-paying industries are dominated by health care professionals. In fact, nine of the 10 highest-paid jobs in America are in the health care industry. The only other group that made the top 10 is corporate executives. The report, which examines nearly 800 jobs across America, finds that the annual mean wages for all occupations is $44,410, only a slight increase from last year. Average hourly wages are $16.27, up from $15.95. Perhaps not surprisingly, the most prevalent jobs are also the lowest paid. The 10 most populated occupations alone account for 20 percent of the country’s employment, for example. These jobs, which include cashiers, restaurant workers and registered nurses, often pay less than $20 per hour.