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The Highest Paying Medical Jobs You Need to Apply For in 2015

Jobs in the medical field have always been touted by career experts as great options with plenty of opportunities. However, not all medical careers are ...

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|Oct 29|magazine8 min read

Jobs in the medical field have always been touted by career experts as great options with plenty of opportunities. However, not all medical careers are created equal.

While some offer outstanding pay and benefits, others don't quite make the grade. That is why you must know where to look for a good career if you are considering health care.

The Best Medical Jobs

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the best place to go for a great salary in the medical industry is to work as an anesthesiologist.

With the average income more than $200,000, it holds great appeal for many. It is not the only place where you can command six figures. In fact, several career choices will result in salaries greater than $100,000.

As the following article notes, surgeons and many physicians earn the highest salaries and make up the “3 Highest Paying Medical Jobs in America,” but you don't have to be in that elite group to earn a good income. Physician assistants also earn a respectable salary that almost reaches the $100,000 mark on average.

If you don't have a medical background but would like to move into this field, you can do so as a medical or health services manager.

At around $98,000 median salary, it is a good way to get into the medical field if your specialty is more in management and business.

Administration in hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities offer many benefits, along with good pay.

Other areas to consider include the following:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dental hygienists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists

These jobs offer great pay and benefits, and expected continued growth for the next several years, which translates into job security.

In addition, these are often lower stress and require less training and education, which means fewer student loans to pay back.

Finding the Best Hospitals to Work For

It's not just about what career you choose but where you choose to work that affects your salary and quality of life.

For instance, Rhode Island Hospital ranks high on the list because of the benefits. It offers some great features for staff such as Lunch and Learn where employees can spend time learning about subjects that are important to them. The hospital also provides wellness programs and flexible work arrangements.

Bailey Medical Center in Owasso, Oklahoma is another hospital that has a great reputation for employment.

It offers tuition reimbursement, paid extended time off for sickness, and numerous educational opportunities both on and off-site. There is even a barbeque once per quarter for staff and their families and patients. The hospital has ranked well even though it is a young center that has only been in existence for less than a decade.

Medical careers offer a variety of options for people looking for good salaries and benefits.

There are a range of job opportunities for anyone within the field. In addition, you can find many wonderful benefits if you sign on with the right hospital.

Good salaries with a great work-life balance make this an unbeatable career choice for many.

About the author: Joyce Morse is an author who writes on a variety of topics, including HR and health care.