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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

33.  Orthopedic Surgeon

100 best jobs orthopedic surgeon
  • Median pay: $410,000
  • Top pay: $638,000
  • 10-year job growth: 23%

These surgeons are all about the musculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat bone, joint, tendon, nerve, ligament and other problems. They perform surgeries to improve skeletal health and monitor patients' progress to help keep them moving pain free.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2012-22, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs.
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 01:24 PM ET

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