Healthcare Jobs Dominate List of Highest Entry Level Salaries

These 17 Health Careers are among the 29 Highest Paying Entry Level Jobs

StartClass.com analyzed 800 professions and devised a list of 29 jobs with the highest paying entry level (starting) salaries.

Of the 29 jobs on the list, an impressive 17 of them are in the healthcare field! Additionally, all of the 12 highest paying jobs on the list are health careers.

This list doesn't factor in the amount of schooling involved, however, so keep in mind that many of the healthcare careers on this list require a master's degree or doctorate level degree.

Below is the list, as StartClass.com ordered them from highest to lowest paying... although salary figures vary a bit from different sources.

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male and female surgeon during an operation
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Surgeon tops the StartClass list as the highest paying entry level career of all. Granted, becoming a surgeon takes many years of graduate and post-graduate medical education, but the jobs are lucrative from day one of your career. The list doesn't specify what type of surgeon, but most surgeons earn well over $200,000 to start, with highly specialized surgeons in orthopedics or neurosurgery earning well over $500,000.

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Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse anesthetists or CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who deliver anesthesia during surgery or surgical procedures. This role requires a nursing degree at a minimum of a master's level in an accredited CRNA program.

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Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in treating children, typically including patients ages 18 and under.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

 Oral surgeons are dentists who specialize in surgery.

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Primary care providers are in extremely high demand, and family medicine physicians are no exception. Family physicians have a medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) in family medicine, and they treat patients of all ages, from newborns through geriatric ages.

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Physicians who specialize in women's health, or obstetrics and gynecology, treat women from teenage years through adulthood.

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Internal Medicine Physician

Internists are also primary care physicians who are in very high demand. Therefore, their salaries have steadily increased over recent years, and many are commanding sizable signing bonuses and relocation packages, in addition to salary and student loan repayment assistance.

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 Psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in mental health care.

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Orthodontist

Orthodontists are a type of dentist who specialize in the position and spacing of teeth in the jaw.

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Anesthesiologist

An anesthesiologist is a physician who oversees the delivery of anesthesia during surgery and also helps provide ongoing pain management when needed.

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Pharmacist

A pharmacist has a master's or doctorate level degree in pharmaceutical science and specializes in dispensing medications to patients.

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Dentist

A dentist specializes in oral care, treatment, and prevention of gum disease and tooth decay.

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Podiatrist

Podiatrists specialize in the treatment of disorders and problems in feet. They hold a doctorate-level degree in podiatry.

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Prosthodontist

Prosthodontists help fit artificial limbs and other body parts to patients' individual needs and specifications.

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Nurse Midwife

Nurse midwives are nurses who specialize in women's health, especially pre-natal care, delivery, and post-partum guidance.

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Nurse Practitioner

 A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse with at least a master's degree from an approved NP program.

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Physician Assistant

A physician assistant career requires a master's level degree from an accredited PA program.

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