Question of the Day (Updated): What are the highest paying jobs in America?

Jan 19, 2021
Question of the Day, Career


1. Anesthesiologists $261,730
2. Surgeons $252,040
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $237,570

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  1. What common characteristics do you notice about these jobs?
  2. What training/education is required for these positions?
  3. 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?
  4. Are any of these jobs of interest to you? Are they any that you want to do further research on?

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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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About the Author

Mason Butts

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.