Highest Paid Medical Professions

Updated April 17, 2017

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical field can offer many of the highest paying jobs. College students trying to decide on a career that is high paying and can't be outsourced may want to consider positions in the medical field. The medical field provides the world with many specialities and requires a lot of training and education. A worker in the medical field can expect both personal and financial rewards.


According to a 2009 report from CNBC, surgeons pull in around £142,850 annually. The reason for such a high paying salary is partly the extensive educational training that doctors must go through, and the skilled care that a surgeon provides. A surgery professional will use his skills to repair regions of the body that have been injured or are diseased, and improve overall well being of a patient. Specialists in areas such as orthopaedics and plastic surgery can expect to make even more money.


Another high paying career in the medical field is anaesthesiology. A doctor of anaesthesiology sedates patients who are undergoing certain surgical and medical procedures. An anaesthesiologist is highly trained in the use of local and generalised anaesthesia and is the only medical professional that is authorised to use such measures. The annual salary for someone in the field can be up to £136,961.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons work with dental professionals to reverse or correct conditions that affect the mouth and jaw region. Some of the conditions that are treated by an oral surgeon include cleft palate, facial deformities, and fractured facial bones. They also perform some minor cosmetic procedures involving the facial area. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can expect to make up to £136,961 per year.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Obstetricians and gynaecologists specialise in the treatment of disorders and conditions that exclusively effect women. Some of the tasks that a professional in the field performs include delivering babies, prenatal care, surgery on the female sex organs, and diagnosis of conditions in women. An OBGYN can expect to make an average of £132,905 annually.

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Tola LaForce began writing for London Brokers in 2009 and has since had articles published on various websites. She specializes in writing about health, travel and higher-education topics. LaForce holds an Associate of Science in general studies with a primary focus on health studies from Ivy Tech Community College.