Carlsbad, CA (November 22, 2016) – Doctor, PR Exec, Military General, and Data Scientist Among Highest Paying Jobs, Says New CareerCast Report. If you want a high paying job with a good growth outlook, look to medical careers like Orthopedic Surgeon, Psychiatrist, Physician, Dentist and Orthodontist, says CareerCast’s new 2016 Highest Paying Jobs report. Surgeon tops the list with an aggregated annual median income of $357,192, (based on an overview for all disciplines of surgery), followed by Psychiatrist ($207,153), Military General ($205,114) and Senior Public Relations Executive ($201,250).

While they may have high salaries, clinical professions require earning a Medical Degree, which may include 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 7 years internship and residency. On average, medical school students graduate with loan debt approaching $170,000.

“Beyond the financial burden medical students incur upon entering the field, high-paying medical jobs also beget high stress,” says Kyle Kensing, Online Content Editor, CareerCast. ”Surgeon, Physician, Orthodontist, Dentist and Psychiatrist all rank among the most stressful professions in our 2016 job stress rankings.”

And it’s not just medical careers that trade highly paid opportunities for high stress. Public Relations Executive ranked among CareerCast’s most stressful jobs this year, due to the fluctuating time demands and extensive work in the public eye.

Military Generals also take on great stress through heavy responsibility. Generals with a rank of 0-10 with 20 years of experience earn approximately $192,000 annually, though opportunities to achieve this level are rare.

The future offers far more job prospects in the high-paying field of Data Scientist. The No. 1 job in the 2016 Jobs Rated report, Data Scientist can earn $128,240 annually. With growth outlook of 16%, however, and no formal requirement for post-graduate schooling, Data Scientist ranks as one of the more inviting from our highest paying jobs.

Here are the 10 highest paying jobs of 2016, per the Jobs Rated report. The report is based on the 2016 Jobs Rated report ranking for income among the 200 careers tracked. Salaries indicated below are via the Jobs Rated report. Methodology can be found here.


Annual Median Salary

Growth Outlook through 2024







Military General (U.S.)



Public Relations Exec (Senior)



Physician (General Practice



Corporate Executive (Senior)









Petroleum Engineer



Data Scientist



To see the full report, visit CareerCast.

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