7 most popular 6-figure healthcare jobs

Seven healthcare-related professions made a list of the most popular jobs that pay at least $100,000 a year, with physicians and surgeons having the highest annual mean wage on the list at $214,700, an analysis by LiveCareer found.  

LiveCareer used the most recent available data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics and Occupational Employment Projections.

To identify the "most popular six-figure jobs," LiveCareer excluded jobs with an annual mean wage of less than $100,000. LiveCareer then ordered the remaining occupations by their total employment.

Total employment is an estimate of how many workers can be classified as full- or part-time in a given occupation, and excludes self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, household workers or unpaid family workers. Annual mean wage reflects gross pay, not including premium pay such as overtime, severance and tuition reimbursement.

Seven healthcare jobs that made the list, ranked according to LiveCareer's analysis:

No. 3: Physicians and surgeons

  • Total employment: 666,490
  • Annual mean wage: $214,700

No. 8: Medical and health services managers

  • Total employment: 346,980
  • Annual mean wage: $111,680

No. 9: Pharmacists

  • Total employment: 309,330
  • Annual mean wage: $121,710

No. 14: Health specialties teachers (postsecondary)

  • Total employment: 194,610
  • Annual mean wage: $122,890

No. 17: Nurse practitioners

  • Total employment: 166,280
  • Annual mean wage: $107,480

No. 22: Dentists

  • Total employment: 125,300
  • Annual mean wage: $180,010

No. 24: Physician assistants

  • Total employment: 109,220
  • Annual mean wage: $104,760

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