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Obstetrician / Gynecologist
Youyin Choy, 39, is a gynecologist in New York City.
Top 100 rank: 100
Sector: Health Care

What they do: Diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system and the process of childbirth.

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Obstetrician / Gynecologist stats
Pay
Median pay
(experienced)
$210,000
Top pay $313,000
Opportunity
10-year job growth
(2008-2018)
22%
Total jobs
(current)
20,000
Quality of life ratings
Personal satisfaction B
Job security B
Future growth A
Benefit to society B
Low stress D
Flexibility A
From the November 2010 issue
Notes: All pay data from PayScale.com. Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least two to seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2008-18. Total current employment level is estimated number of people working in each specific job

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