Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs (With Majors and Certifications Needed)

*Updated post name to satisfy Literalist*

Looking for a college major that pays the big bucks, well you better be ready for the long haul according to a recent article by CNBC on "The Top Paying Jobs of 2010". Four out of the five top paying jobs in 2010 are in the medical field and require a doctorate degree.

Here is a list of the top 5 highest paying jobs in 2010 provided by CNBC with a link to information about what majors/degrees and certifications are needed in order to start working in that field.

5. Obstetricians & Gynecologist

Average annual salary: $204,470

Job details : Specialize in women’s health; treat and prevent disease related to pregnancy and the reproductive system.

Majors/Degrees Needed: Click

4. Orthodontists

Average annual salary: $206,190

Job details: Apply braces or retainers to straighten patient’s teeth.

Majors/Degrees NeededClick

3.Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Average annual salary: $210,710

Job Details: "Care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries...etc."(via AAOMS)

Majors/Degrees Needed: Click

2. Anesthesiologists

Average annual salary: $211,750

Job details: Administer anesthetics during operations or pain relief during other procedures outside the operating room.

Majors/Degrees Needed: Click


Average annual salary: $219,770

Job details: Operate to treat patient’s injuries or diseases.

Majors/Degrees Needed: Click

Source Via CNBC