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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

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Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

Here is some helpful information on the top five paying careers in the field of Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States.  

These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.  The estimates do not include self-employed workers. Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hour’s figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data. Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the following jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. Each statistic includes an annual mean wage estimate.

Surgeons $219,770

Treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive methods, such as manual manipulation or by using instruments and appliances.

Industries:

Offices of Physicians: $227,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $191,200
Outpatient Care Centers: $214,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $166,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners: $215,530

Top Paying:

Offices of Physicians: $227,860
Offices of Other Health Practitioners: $215,530
Outpatient Care Centers: $214,090
Local Government (OES Designation): $205,300

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Vermont: $197,940
Delaware: $212,020
Kentucky: $211,920
South Dakota: $222,980
Kansas: $230,090

The Wages for Top paying States are equal to or greater than $80.00 pre hour or $166,400.00 per year.

Wyoming
Wisconsin
South Carolina
Oregon
New Jersey  

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Johnson City, TN: $221,540
Burlington-South Burlington, VT: $190,930
Springfield, IL: $215,250

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Rochester-Dover, NH-ME
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 
Barnstable Town, MA 
Bangor, ME 

Anesthesiologists $211,750

Administer anesthetics during surgery or other medical procedures.

Industries:

Offices of Physicians: $221,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $176,630
Outpatient Care Centers: $207,240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners: $164,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $139,490

Top Paying:

Offices of Physicians: $221,010
Outpatient Care Centers: $207,240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals: $167,130
Offices of Other Health Practitioners: $164,040

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

Hawaii: $194,240
Tennessee: $222,800
Delaware: $219,390
Arizona: $226,020

Wages for Top paying States are equal to or greater than $80.00 pre hour or $166,400.00 per year.

Washington     
Oregon    
New Jersey    
New Hampshire    
Missouri    

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Lancaster, PA: $200,680
Columbus, GA-AL: $158,110

Wages for the Top paying Metropolitan Areas Equal to or Greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year:

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
Tucson, AZ    
Toledo, OH    
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL   

Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $210,710

erform surgery on mouth, jaws, and related head and neck structure to execute difficult and multiple extractions of teeth, to remove tumors and other abnormal growths, to correct abnormal jaw relations by mandibular or maxillary revision, to prepare mouth for insertion of dental prosthesis, or to treat fractured jaws.

Industries:

Offices of Dentists: $212,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $200,020
Offices of Physicians: $203,850

Top Paying:

Offices of Dentists: $212,680
Offices of Physicians: $203,850

States with the Largest Number of Workers: 

New York: $207,850
Massachusetts: $201,500
North Carolina: $194,770

Wages for Top paying States Greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year:

West Virginia      
South Carolina    
New Mexico    
Kansas     
Illinois     

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Bakersfield, CA: $134,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division: $195,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI: $222,03
 
Wages for Top Paying Metropolitan Areas the Same or More than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year:
 
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA    
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA    
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA    
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL    
Kansas City, MO-KS   

Orthodontists $206,190

Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws to produce and maintain normal function and to improve appearance.

Industries:

Offices of Dentists: $208,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $113,580
Offices of Physicians: $100,260
 
Top Paying:
Offices of Dentists: $208,910
Offices of Physicians: $100,260

States with the Largest Number of Workers: 

Oregon: $205,100
Colorado: $139,100
Oklahoma: $199,740
Mississippi: $186,920
Alabama: $224,070

Wages for Top paying States More than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year:

Virginia    
South Carolina 
Nevada   
Nebraska   
Minnesota  

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA: $189,920
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division: $174,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division: $156,110

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas:

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 
Tucson, AZ 
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

Obstetricians and Gynecologists $204,470

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system and the process of childbirth.

Industries:

Offices of Physicians: $210,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: $193,190
Outpatient Care Centers: $174,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools: $102,580
Local Government (OES Designation): $191,150

Top Paying:

Offices of Physicians: $210,450
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals: $201,760
Local Government (OES Designation): $191,150
Outpatient Care Centers: $174,130

States with the Largest Number of Workers:

New Mexico: $171,620
Hawaii: $172,090
Connecticut: $209,160
Montana: $148,690
Mississippi: $203,170

Metropolitan Areas with the Highest Concentration of Workers:

Jackson, MS: $178,940
Albuquerque, NM: $167,820
Yakima, WA: $214,560
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI: $229,040
Burlington-South Burlington, VT: $142,360
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Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics

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