Top 20 Highest Paid Jobs In The United States

  1. 0 From Money magazine as reported by Payscale.com, the top twenty highest paying jobs in the United States.

    Top five are dominated by physicans, and the only nurses to make the cut are CRNAs.


    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/...mag/index.html
  2. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page

    About DoGoodThenGo

    From 'La Pomme Grand - NY'; Joined Jul '09; Posts: 3,908; Likes: 4,876.

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  3. Visit  remifentanil profile page
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    YAYYYYY
  4. Visit  remifentanil profile page
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    From Money magazine as reported by Payscale.com, the top twenty highest paying jobs in the United States.

    Top five are dominated by physicans, and the only nurses to make the cut are CRNAs.


    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/...mag/index.html

    And the reason we are paid this much...... we are worth it. I LOVE THIS JOB.

    Not only are we among the best paid professions in the country.. we are the only forum that all entries are read before being posted. Is there a connection? I think so.
  5. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    hhhmmm...interesting, those million dollar salaries for investment bankers and health insurance executives didn't even make the list...
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  6. Visit  remifentanil profile page
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    Quote from tewdles
    hhhmmm...interesting, those million dollar salaries for investment bankers and health insurance executives didn't even make the list...

    Those are a TINY portion of the population... this list was of PROFESSIONS you could actually go to school for... No university offers a degree in BANK CEO.

    Again.. I am glad my profession made the list... now I understand why most nurses hate us.
  7. Visit  NurseThis21 profile page
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    Whoever said that most nurses hate you? I don't hate you and their jealousy never got anyone anywhere! However, money may pay the bills, but it doesn't always produce the thrills!

    I can't wait till future polls show Teachers as the highest paid profession. They deserve more recognition and "financial support" than the law allows! ^_^
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  8. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Quote from remifentanil
    Those are a TINY portion of the population... this list was of PROFESSIONS you could actually go to school for... No university offers a degree in BANK CEO.

    Again.. I am glad my profession made the list... now I understand why most nurses hate us.
    Apparently tongue in cheek escapes you...

    I am wondering if you are having some sort of professional delusions of persecution...there are drugs for that...anyway, not sure what your profession is and really don't care...interpersonal feelings are typically based upon interpersonal interactions and conduct.

    So, if nurses (as a group) HATE you and those like you (whoever "us" is), it is very possibly based in historical conduct. Of course, hate is a word often thrown around today by people who seek to divide and create animosity. As example I would reference our current political environment in the USA where those who disagree with those in power are accused of "hating" everything from grandmothers to fallen soldiers.
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  9. Visit  remifentanil profile page
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    Quote from tewdles
    Apparently tongue in cheek escapes you...

    I am wondering if you are having some sort of professional delusions of persecution...there are drugs for that...anyway, not sure what your profession is and really don't care...interpersonal feelings are typically based upon interpersonal interactions and conduct.

    So, if nurses (as a group) HATE you and those like you (whoever "us" is), it is very possibly based in historical conduct. Of course, hate is a word often thrown around today by people who seek to divide and create animosity. As example I would reference our current political environment in the USA where those who disagree with those in power are accused of "hating" everything from grandmothers to fallen soldiers.
    CRNAs are so disliked on this forum for example.. that in the CRNA forum.. NOTHING can be posted without first being read by a moderatr who knows little about the profession... please explain that.
  10. Visit  Reno1978 profile page
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    Quote from remifentanil
    CRNAs are so disliked on this forum for example.. that in the CRNA forum.. NOTHING can be posted without first being read by a moderatr who knows little about the profession... please explain that.
    It's moderated because once upon a time that forum was nothing but threads on, "How do I become a CRNA?" "Will my year of ER experience count as critical care experience?" "How much do CRNA's make?" "What questions do they ask in your interview?" Basically topics that should be addressed in the Pre-CRNA Forum. My impression is that the staff at AN want the CRNA forum to be focused on topics that CRNAs can discuss amongst each other, and ensure topics that should really be in the Pre-CRNA or SRNA forums are placed in the appropriate spot.

    Or I could be absolutely wrong - maybe they do just hate you.
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  11. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Thanks Reno for your great reply re reasons CRNA forum moderated..... too much staff time spent moving posts to appropriate areas of bb. Nursing News, Med Savvy, Philippine Forum other moderated areas to help keep content appropriate to areas.

    27 on list was DON.......... not position I'd want in today's overregulated, litigous days. Once thought of CRNA school while working Resp ICU as they were ones intubating my pts ....then homecare stole my heart + offered soo much flexability for new Mom that I never looked back.
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  12. Visit  MassED profile page
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    reading about Emergency room physicians, for me, really irritates me. Here are these docs, who are brilliant and collaborate with nurses in the care of the seriously ill. Here are nurses, who by comparative standards, are paid pittance for critical work, where we inform the docs of what is happening with the patient. We are trained to know when and what we need, just when we need it, and do not get paid enough. At all. I'm just amazed that for a critically trained area, we are not paid anywhere near their salary. We work long, arduous, pain-filled hours with huge amounts of multitasking on top of multitasking, and yet we are paid a lowly wage. No wonder it's difficult to keep nurses in this field. We are better than this.
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  13. Visit  carachel2 profile page
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    Quote from MassED
    reading about Emergency room physicians, for me, really irritates me. Here are these docs, who are brilliant and collaborate with nurses in the care of the seriously ill. Here are nurses, who by comparative standards, are paid pittance for critical work, where we inform the docs of what is happening with the patient. We are trained to know when and what we need, just when we need it, and do not get paid enough. At all. I'm just amazed that for a critically trained area, we are not paid anywhere near their salary. We work long, arduous, pain-filled hours with huge amounts of multitasking on top of multitasking, and yet we are paid a lowly wage. No wonder it's difficult to keep nurses in this field. We are better than this.

    I agree that nursing salaries could be higher but I wouldn't call it a "lowly wage." Since when did 60-70K become a "lowly wage?" Nurses working float pool in our area with at least 5-7 years of experiene make 32-35.00 an hour!

    Physicians go to school for years and years beyond what is required of nursing and the training is WAY more extensive and demanding. I am an RN and a family member is an MD and *in no way* do I feel entitled to the salary he makes.
    dreamon, VickyRN, want2banurse35, and 6 others like this.
  14. Visit  msn10 profile page
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    Don't worry, with bundling, CRNA pay will go down like everything else. First thing our hospital is looking at is reducing CRNA pay because it is out of control. Furthermore, an entire group of hospitals in our area (15) just got rid of them altogether and hired all MD's. Thought if they make almost the same they would just hire the MD.

    I agree that the reporter in this story is just lazy. I am sure that there are many bankers, lawyers, and the like that make a pretty good some of money.

    Also, lets give the MD's a break on their salaries. They have come down quite a bit and are getting lower by the day. If I went to school for a minimum of 11 years of school after high school I would hope to make more than $50/hour too.
    VickyRN, caliotter3, herring_RN, and 2 others like this.


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