Best paying Job in America Circa 2015

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    1. Physician

    The top-paying and in-demand job goes to physicians. Doctors typically diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses and help patients with preventative care. Surgeons conduct patient operations on injuries, diseases and deformities.

    To be a doctor or surgeon requires stringent education and training, not only at undergraduate levels but then four years of medical school, and then depending on specialty, three to eight years of internship and residency programs.

    Average Base Salary: $212,270
    Number of Job Openings: 7,984



    http://www.thestreet.com/story/13046648/13/the-25-highest-paying-jobs-in-america-that-you-can-actually-get.html
     
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    Turns out doctors aren't the only medical professionals bringing home fat paychecks. Nurse anesthetists make a whopping $157,690 per year, on average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    We first discovered this while compiling our recent list of the 13 highest-paying jobs for people who don't want to sit at a desk all day. Nurse anesthetist, a job in which people safely put patients to sleep for surgery — and one that most of us know very little about, ranked second.

    To learn more, we spoke with Brian Del Grosso, a nurse anesthetist at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, about his day-to-day routine, how he became a nurse anesthetist, and what differentiates his work from the even more lucrative job of anesthesiologist (average annual salary: $235,070).



    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-nurse-anesthetists-make-150000-a-year-2014-9#ixzz3jNQBIymS
     
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    Chief Nursing Officer – $196,382
    Want to work at the top? The chief nursing officer (CNO) is the highest-ranking administrative nurse in a hospital. Along with the high salary, however, comes a high level of responsibility and long work hours. As a member of the executive team, the CNO provides leadership and direction for the development of strategies to promote the recruitment and retention of nurses in the organization. The CNO also serves as the spokesperson for nurses.

    This role requires a business background and a broad knowledge of the health care system. A master’s degree in nursing is essential, and a doctorate degree is recommended if you want to work in a university-based hospital.

    [​IMG]Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – $164,995
    As a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), you not only earn high pay but also have a high degree of autonomy. CRNAs administer anesthesia and monitor patients during and after surgical procedures. They may work in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers or offices of dentists, podiatrists, plastic surgeons and pain management specialists.

    CRNAs work with minimal supervision by anesthesiologists, and some choose to work independently for a number of facilities. To become a CRNA, you need to be a registered nurse with at least one year of experience in an acute care setting, complete a master’s degree in nurse anesthesia and pass the national certification exam.

    Nursing Director – $131,058
    If you’re a registered nurse who aspires to a more administrative role, you might be interested in becoming a nursing director.

    [​IMG]This position is also a stepping-stone to becoming chief nursing officer. Nursing directors typically oversee several departments and work in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities.

    Job responsibilities are a combination of supervising nursing staff, managing patient care and performing administrative tasks such as budgeting. A nursing director should enjoy working with people because they frequently interact with doctors, administrators, nurses, patients and their families. Most hospitals require nursing directors to be registered nurses with a master’s degree.

    Nursing Education Director – $110,968
    Directors of nursing education are usually nurse educators who move up the ranks to leadership. The role includes directing and coordinating curriculum development and overseeing the training staff. A nursing education director conducts needs analyses, evaluates the performance of training programs and ensures training meets regulatory requirements.

    You’ll need to be a registered nurse with five to 10 years’ experience and a master’s degree in nursing education, although some employers prefer a doctorate degree. This position typically reports to senior management.

    Nurse Manager – $96,734
    Sometimes referred to as a head nurse or nursing supervisor, a nurse manager is in charge of a particular clinical department. The most common workplaces are hospitals, ambulatory care centers and long-term care centers. Nurse managers are responsible for recruiting, overseeing and retaining nursing staff, interacting with doctors on matters regarding patient care and assisting patients and families as needed. The ideal candidate is someone who is responsible, influential and remains calm under pressure.

    Salaries are higher for nurse managers in ambulatory care facilities, averaging $121,186 annually. Wages also vary depending on the hospital department.

    • ICU: $101,059
    • Operating room: $95,661
    • Critical care: $94,786
    • Emergency room: $92,957
    • Obstetrics: $92,280
    Nurse Practitioner – $96,734
    A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education and clinical training.

    [​IMG]An NP performs physical examinations, diagnoses and treats common illnesses and injuries, coordinates referrals, provides immunizations and manages chronic health problems. They are able to prescribe medications in all 50 states. A master’s of science in nursing (MSN) degree is required, and there is a growing movement in the U.S. to require nurse practitioners to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

    An NP may work in a variety of health care settings, including clinics, family doctor’s offices and urban community health centers. Salaries vary according to subspecialty.

    • Neonatal NPs: $107,136
    • Psychiatric NPs: $102,000
    • Oncology NPs: $100,588
    • Pediatric NPs: $97,000
    • Family NPs: $94,320
     
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    Surely they aren't suggesting surgeons' median salary actually increased by that much in 12 months. Seems like a serious sampling issue year over year. I mean 95+% of surgeons were working both years of the survey. They didn't average a $120,000 pay bump in that year and the new grads that started didn't bump the average up that much either.
     
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    where is this going?
     
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    What is up with that average anesthesiologist salary?
     
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    Yeah it's more like 350k. Also, I love the outrage by all the CRNAs in the comments section over the word "assist" in the article. Hahaha can you say inferiority complex? Why are these the only MIDLEVEL providers who do NOT know their place? They need to realize they are nurses, not doctors.
     
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    These surveys are always on the low side. Surgeons were making more than $350k in 2014 just as they are in 2015. Anesthesiologists don't earn $237k or whatever ridiculous number they quote either.
     
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    Top jobs in America are still physicians. No matter how much we bitch we are still top tier in terms of income.

    By the way, $165k for a CRNA's salary exceeds most lawyers' incomes as well unless they graduated from a top law school.

    http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/lawyer/salary
     
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    I think that's cause the survey didn't include all positions. I think avg salary of president of USA makes more than avg of docs in 2014
     
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    Salary isn't that great, but if you want to be president of a hospital or rise through the ranks of a hospital system, this is arguably the best job.
     
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    Really, I'd like to earn $196k to do basically BS all day. Where can I find that job?
     
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    Really? Work long hours, probably need to be available 24 hours a day, sit through boring a** meetings, and be the scapegoat when things go wrong? No thanks.
     
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