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10 best paid jobs of 2015

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Here’s a tip: If you want to make some good ol’ cold, hard cash, you may want to consider going into the medical field. Skilled health care professions dominate the list of the highest paying jobs, according to CareerCast’s recently released 2015 list.

Of course, these lucrative medical careers require postgraduate studies for varying lengths of time and may rack up a ton of debt in the meantime.

But not all of the highest paying jobs of 2015 require quite as much schooling. A petroleum engineer (No. 6 on the list), for example, only requires a bachelor’s degree and pays an annual median wage of $130,050.

The Top 10 list was culled from the 200 jobs included in CareerCast’s annual Jobs Rated report.

If you want to make a good living, here are some professions to consider.

10. Pharmacist

Annual median wage: $120,950

Growth outlook: 14%

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9. Air traffic controller 

Annual median wage: $122,340

Growth outlook: 1%

(Photo: Associated Press)


8. Data scientist 

Annual median wage: $124,150

Growth outlook: 15%

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7. Orthodontist

Annual median wage: $129,110

Growth Outlook: 16%


6. Petroleum engineer

Annual median wage: $130,050

Growth outlook: 26%

(Photo: Associated Press)

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5. Dentist

Annual median wage: $146,340

Growth outlook: 16%


4. Corporate executive (senior level)

Annual median wage: $173,320

Growth outlook: 11%

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3. Physician (general practice)

Annual median wage: $180,180

Growth outlook: 18%

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2. Psychiatrist 

Annual median wage: $181,880

Growth outlook: 18%


1. Surgeon

Annual median wage: $352,220

Growth outlook: 18%

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