Advanced practitioners, such as Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Certified Nurse Midwives seem to be enjoying advanced salaries, according to a new top ten list of high paying jobs in healthcare from CNBC.
While the average annual wage for healthcare workers clocks in around $65,000—well above the median annual wage for all occupations in the U.S. of $37,690—advanced practitioners are seeing salaries upwards of $100k, landing them prime spots on the CNBC list.
Physician assistants ranked seventh, with a median annual wage of $104,860. Nurse anesthetists, midwives, and practitioners, collectively took fifth place, with a median annual wage of $110,930, and were outranked only by pharmacists, podiatrists, dentists, and physicians/surgeons, which took the top spot with salaries greater than or equal to $208,000.
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