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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Survey: Some Doctors Would Chose a Different Career Path

They make more than the average American, yet more and more U.S. doctors say they regret their career choice.  And when it comes to salaries, there are discrepancies among the different specialties.

Medscape/WebMD released their annual survey of physician pay.  They surveyed 24,000 physicians to get their thoughts on the medical field.  Here are some of the highest paid doctors:

  • Radiologists: $315,000
  • Orthopedic surgeons: $315,000
  • Cardiologists: $314,000
  • Anesthesiologists: $309,000
  • Urologists: $309,000
Among the lowest paid:
  • Pediatricians: $156,000
  • Family medicine doctors: $158,000
  • Internal medicine doctors: $165,000
  • Diabeticians/endocrinologists: $168,000
  • Psychiatrists: $170,000


Anonymous said...

Well, the CEO of the UM branch of the University Medical center in Glen Burnie, MD earns over $700k/ year so I guess you could say "management" for the highest paid.

Anonymous said...

They have to go through what, like 12 years of school, and a huge pile of money to pay for that school first? Probably at least 40 by the time they break even. The high salary doesn't speak justice to the long road these people put in to get there.