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If you're looking for a high-paying job, turn your eyes toward the healthcare field. You may be surprised to learn it's not just the doctors who are bringing in the big bucks there. Leave the hospital, and you'll find high-paying positions scattered across executive suites, behind computer screens, and even up in the air. Of course, many factors go into choosing the best job for you, and overall job satisfaction might be more important than the paycheck. These high-paying U.S. jobs top the list in 2018.

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1. Physicians

This category covers a lot of specializations. Anesthesiologists lead the list with an average salary of about $266,000, closely followed by surgeons, who take home about $252,000. Obstetricians and gynecologists follow with around $235,000, then psychiatrists at $216,000. Family practice doctors and GPs, internists, pediatricians, and other physicians all hover around $200,000 per year, or slightly higher. Remember, all these doctors had to go through four years of medical school plus another four years, typically, in their residencies — and most have medical school student loans and malpractice insurance premiums to pay out of those high salaries.

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