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Top 9 Highest Paying Healthcare Jobs: 2021

Published on: Jan 7, 2021

Top 9 Paying Healthcare Jobs of 2021

The calendar has turned the page to another year and if you are looking for a better paying career in healthcare, we’ve complied a brand-new list of top paying medical jobs.  As with the past few years, job data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, is reviewed an distilled below.  Once you find a specialty that interests you, search for possible opportunities on

The Top 9 Highest Paying Healthcare Jobs for 2021

  1. Surgeons

Average Salary: $252,040

Being straight forward, a surgeon is a physician who performs surgery. There are surgeons in many specialties including podiatry, dentistry, orthodontics, and veterinary medicine.

  1. Physician

Average Salary: $208,000

Physician salaries vary depending on location, specialty, private practice, etc.  A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor, is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.

  1. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Average Salary: $174,790

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) work as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who administer anesthesia to patients, typically during surgical, diagnostic, or obstetric procedures. CRNAs must hold a minimum of a master’s degree, although more employers prefer candidates who hold doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees. In addition to their advanced nursing degrees, CRNA candidates must obtain national certification in their field.

  1. Pharmacist

Average Salary: $128,000

Pharmacist salaries vary but is assumed that all credentials have been earned.  Pharmacists, also known as chemists or druggists, are health professionals who specialize in the use of medicines, as they deal with the composition, effects, mechanism of action and proper and effective use of drugs.

  1. Optometrist

Average Salary:  $115,250

Health care professionals who usually provide primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations. They diagnose and manage various vision abnormalities including refractive errors as well as various eye diseases.

High paying healthcare jobs

  1. Physician Assistant

Average Salary: $112,000

Physician Assistants are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop, and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative. PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality.

  1. Nurse Practitioner

Average Salary:  $109,820

A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse and a type of mid-level practitioner. NPs are trained to assess patient needs, order, and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate, and prescribe treatment plans.

  1. Health Services Manager

Average Salary:  $100,980

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians.

  1. Physical Therapist

Average Salary:  $89,000

Physical therapists evaluate and record a patient's progress. Physical therapists help injured, or ill people improve movement and manage pain. They are often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.