14 highest-paid healthcare jobs in 2021

Fourteen of the 25 highest-paying jobs in 2021 are in healthcare, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Job rankings released Jan. 12.

U.S. News identified jobs with the largest projected number and percentage of openings from 2019-29 using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Researchers then assessed each job's salary figures to compile a list of the highest-paying jobs this year.

The 14 healthcare jobs that made the list, ranked by median salary:

  • Anesthesiologist — $208,000
  • Surgeon — $208,000
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon — $208,000
  • Obstetrician and gynecologist — $208,000
  • Orthodontist — $208,000
  • Prosthodontist — $208,000
  • Psychiatrist — $208,000
  • Physician — $206,500
  • Pediatrician — $175,310
  • Nurse anesthetist — $174,790
  • Dentist — $155,600
  • Pharmacist — $128,090
  • Podiatrist — $126,240
  • Optometrist — $115,250

To access the full rankings, click here.

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