Question of the Day (Updated): What are the highest paying jobs in America?
1. Anesthesiologists $261,730
2. Surgeons $252,040
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $237,570
- What common characteristics do you notice about these jobs?
- What training/education is required for these positions?
- What jobs do you think didn’t exist 20 years ago that are on the list? What does this tell you about the nature of the job market?
- Are any of these jobs of interest to you? Are they any that you want to do further research on?
Behind the Numbers (Investopedia):
"Healthcare jobs topped the list of the highest-paying occupations, and the sector's future is very bright. According to the BLS, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15% from 2019 to 2029—adding about 2.4 million new jobs. This growth "is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services," according to the agency."
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After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.
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