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11. Anesthesiologist
Anesthesiologist
Top 50 rank: 11
Sector: Healthcare

What they do: Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who administer anesthetics during surgery or other medical procedures.

Do Anesthesiologists have great jobs, or what?
Anesthesiologist stats
Median salary
(experienced)
$292,000
Top pay $408,000
10-year job growth
(2006-2016)
14%
Total jobs
(current)
23,000
Online want ad growth
(April 2009-August 2009)
70%
Personal satisfaction A
Job security B
Future growth A
Benefit to society A
Low stress D
From the November 2009 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 2006-16. Total current employment level is estimated number of people working in each specific job.

Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Conference Board Help Wanted Online Data Series, and MONEY research
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