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Becoming a Doctor :: Specialties and Salaries

So you want to become a doctor? Well, first you need to decide what kind? Do you want to be like the doctors and surgeons you see on medical TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs? (Remember that working in a real-life hospital is far less comical and glamorous than Hollywood hospitals). Or do you want to be a specialist?


Doctors and Salaries

Want to make the big bucks? Check out these different types of doctors, along with their average annual salaries according to www.indeed.com (salaries will vary by location):
 

  • Allergist/Immunologist – Doctors who deal with allergies and immune system problems (approx. $160,000)
  • Anesthesiologist – Doctors who put you to sleep before surgery (approx. $87,000)
  • CardiologistHeart doctors (approx. $164,000)
  • Dermatologist – Doctors who treat skin disorders (approx. $81,000)
  • Endocrinologist – Doctors who treat problems with the thyroid and ductless glands (approx. $142,000)
  • General Practitioner – Your family doctor (approx. $104,000)
  • Nephrologist – Kidney doctors (approx. $187,000)
  • NeurologistBrain and central nervous system doctors (approx. $83,000)
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist – Doctors who deal with pregnancy, childbirth and other female health issues (approx. $81,000)
  • Oncologist – Doctors who treat cancer (approx. $164,000)
  • Otolaryngologist – Ears, nose and throat doctors (also known as an E.N.T doctor) (approx. $164,000)
  • Ophthalmologist – Doctors who treat eye problems that cannot be dealt with by an optometrist (approx. $81,000)
  • PediatricianBaby and children’s doctors (approx. $117,000)
  • Plastic Surgeon – Doctors who perform surgery to fix or alter appearances (approx. $164,000)
  • Psychiatrist – Medical doctors who work with patients with mental illnesses (approx. $85,000)
  • Rheumatologist – Joints, muscles and bones doctors (approx. $137,000)
  • Urologist – Urinary tract doctors (approx. $81,000)

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