Physician named highest-paying healthcare job

Physicians and surgeons were named the highest-paying healthcare job, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.

Here are four more stats to know: 

1. Physicians and surgeons' median annual wage is greater than or equal to $208,000. 

2. The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, including registered nurses, physicians and dental hygienists, is $75,040. 

3. Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 3 percent from 2021 to 2031. 

4. Roughly 23,800 openings for physicians and surgeons are projected each year, on average, over the next 10 years.

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