6 of the highest-paid occupations in the U.S.

1 . $194,930 for Dentists (All Specialties)

Specialists in different practice areas are also compensated well by the BLS. Dentists who specialize in other areas of dentistry also get a good salary, according to the BLS.

  • Education – Most dental programs require a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. Specialists must pass the Dental Admission Test, just like other dentists. Specialists typically spend two to three years additional training after graduation from dental school. 38
  • Job Outlook – The BLS projects that employment in the above-mentioned specialties will increase by 5% over the next ten years.

2 . Nurse Anesthetists: $189,190