The 6 highest-paying medical jobs in America in 2017

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Nurse Flickr / COD Newsroom Each of these jobs pays more than $100,000 a year.

Becoming a doctor takes years of schooling and training, so it's not surprising the job pays so well.

But as a new report from job site Glassdoor shows , physicians aren't the only people in the medical field who are paid well.

Based on salary reports shared by employees with these jobs on Glassdoor over the past year, here are the six highest-paying healthcare jobs in the US , the current number of job openings, and what these workers do every day:

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6. Nurse practitioner

Median base salary: $104,144

Number of job openings: 12,566

A nurse practitioner diagnoses and treats acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team.

5. Physician assistant

Median base salary: $112,529

Number of job openings: 13,547

A physician assistant provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, including conducting complete physicals, providing treatment, and counseling patients.

The 6 highest-paying medical jobs in America in 2017

4. Pharmacist

Median base salary: $125,847

Number of job openings: 5,496

A pharmacist dispenses prescription medications and provides information about those medications to patients.

3. Medical science liason

Median base salary: $132,842

Number of job openings: 391

A medical science liason communicates to the public the scientific benefits of medical products.

2. Pharmacy manager

Median base salary: $149,064

Number of job openings: 2,370

A pharmacy manager oversees and manages pharmacy operations.

The 6 highest-paying medical jobs in America in 2017

1. Physician

Median base salary: $187,876

Number of job openings: 7,770

A physician examines patients, prescribes medications, and treats injuries and illnesses.

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