What are the Highest Paying Jobs in the US?

Looking for a job with a really impressive salary? This year’s top-paying jobs are in the medical field. This list of best-paying jobs in 2018 comes from the U.S. News and World Report Best Jobs rankings.

1. Anesthesiologist

Median Salary: $208,000

Anesthesiology has come a long way from the use of the first anesthetic over 150 years ago to being used in electrophysiology today. Keep your eye on this profession as it is expected to keep growing in the upcoming years.

2. Surgeon

Median Salary: $208,000

Being a surgeon is stressful and bears a lot of responsibility, but plenty of new jobs are opening up in the future. Plus, surgeons learn a lot of new things as they work.

3. Obstetrician

Median Salary: $208,000

Life as an OB-GYN is helping mothers give birth to precious babies, but it is also so much more! Caring for all aspects of women’s reproductive health, OB-GYNs have an important job that will remain important through the years.

4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Median Salary: $208,000

Wondering what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon does? They perform surgeries on the face, mouth and jaw. They can fix cleft lips, treat oral cancer, and perform a face-lift. This evolving career relies on modern technology that will change the way they do surgeries in the future.

5. Orthodontist

Median Salary: $208,000

Smile wide! An orthodontist uses braces and other appliances to get those pearly whites in a straight line. They also make sure patients’ jaws are functioning properly. An increasing desire for orthodontic care assures that this job will be growing in the future.

6. Physician

Median Salary: $196,380

Were you surprised this job wasn’t #1 on this list? Well, it may be the job with the most challenges and opportunities, and being a physician still rakes in a nice salary at the end of the day. Patient care keeps making giant steps forward, making this career all about keeping up with the times.

Not interested in the medical field? Petroleum Engineer ranks #12, IT Manager #13, Marketing Manager #14, and Lawyer #16. You might consider night school to make a career switch!