While the main reason that most people choose to start a career in healthcare is a desire to improve the lives of others and to make a tangible difference to people’s lives when they are at their most vulnerable, healthcare also offers some of the best paying jobs around. Over the next 5 years, the US healthcare industry is expected to grow by around 10%, equating to some 2.3 million new jobs.
While you will need to invest the time and money necessary to earn the appropriate qualifications, the salaries you can earn working in a healthcare-related field make this a very wise investment. Here we take a look at some of the best paying healthcare jobs around. Not only do these jobs offer fantastic salaries, most of them will come with other perks and benefits, and of course a good healthy dose of job security.
Physicians and Surgeons
These are the frontline soldiers in the battle for public health. Both physicians and surgeons will have to become proficient in a variety of different skills, will have to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of patients and diseases, and of course they will have to be able to apply this knowledge to an endless array of possible scenarios. The role of the physician is to diagnose patients and prescribe appropriate treatment, a surgeon meanwhile offers a very specific form of treatment.
Both physicians and surgeons will specialize in a particular area, however they will also be expected to be capable of performing more generalized roles within their respective organizations. [Read more…]