The Highest Paying Jobs Of 2017 Will Make You Rethink Your College Major


Uh oh. You know that New Year's resolution you had about changing your job? But then, you shelved it because it's January and meh.

Well, you might want to reconsider it after reading this list of the highest paying jobs in America for 2017.

TL;DR: Drop everything, retrain in the medical field and get a job in healthcare.

That's where business is booming, according to LinkedIn. It used its salary calculator to give us the top 20 jobs guaranteed to deliver on those green fun tokens we love so much.

Number one, with an annual salary of $356,000, is cardiologist. *actually has to call a cardiologist after suffering a heart attack from the sight of that crazy figure*

So, what does one do? According to Cardio Smart, a cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.


There's no shortcut to success, and that saying couldn't truer for these guys. They have to undergo four years of medical school before they go through another six to eight years of specialist training. So, the Lambo's going to have to wait until you're, like, in your mid-30s.

In close second for top job is radiologist. You can earn a salary of $355,000 from this badass role.

Anesthesiologist comes in third place, with a pay packet of $350,000.

Do you see a pattern here? Basically, any title with an "ologist" in it is your ticket to mega bucks. The formula works.

It's no wonder these jobs are in short supply. There are only around 100 jobs listed on LinkedIn for each of these roles.

Here are the top 10 highest paying roles of this year:

  1. Cardiologist - $356,000
  2. Radiologist - $355,000
  3. Anesthesiologist - $350,000
  4. Surgeon - $338,000
  5. Medical Director - $230,000
  6. Pathologist - $225,000
  7. Physician (general) - $220,000
  8. Hospitalist - $220,000
  9. Psychiatrist - $218,000
  10. Senior Corporate Counsel - $175,000

After that, the roles of staff software engineers, dentists and tax directors are sure to rake in the money.

Happy hunting.