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Healthcare may be best way into millionaires' club

Many of the nation's highest-paying jobs are in healthcare, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cited by CNBC.

While established medical professionals can make more than $200,000 per year depending on their specialty, these individuals must also make their way through mountains of debt incurred during their undergraduate education, medical school and residency, among other career and professional development opportunities, like fellowships. The Association of American Medical Colleges found the medical school class of 2017 incurred $192,000 in debt, on average, including loans taken out during their undergraduate education.

Here are the top 20 professions ranked by salary, according to CNBC:

Anesthesiologists — $265,990
Surgeons — $251,890
Obstetricians and gynecologists — $235,240
Psychiatrists — $216,090
Physicians and surgeons, all other — $211,390
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons — $208,000
Orthodontists — $208,000
Family and general practitioners — $198,740
Internists, general — $192,930
Dentists and all other specialties  — $190,840
Prosthodontists — $185,150
CEOs — $183,270
Pediatricians, general — $172,650
Nurse anesthetists — $165,120
Dentists, general — $151,440
Computer and IT managers — $139,220
Architectural and engineering managers — $137,720
Airline pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers — $137,330
Judges, magistrate judges and magistrates — $133,840
Petroleum engineers — $132,280

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