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Alocsin's Medicine Jobs and Salaries Index

Updated on February 19, 2012
A medical team performs three-dimensional minimally invasive surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
A medical team performs three-dimensional minimally invasive surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. | Source

© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.

Medical health professionals diagnose and treat illnesses to restore individuals to good health. Some of the positions, such as for general practitioners, have some of the longest training periods of any career. They typically start with a four-year undergraduate degree, continue with four years of medical school, and then end with an internship and residency lasting three to eight years. In addition, they may need licensing from the state.

The following indexes Alocsin’s hubs on the employment and pay of doctors, nurses, dentists and other related professions. The articles are sorted by category, and then in alphabetical order within each category.


Doctors diagnose medical conditions and carrying out treatments that range from the prescription of medicines to operating on patients.

  • Anesthesiologists. Manage patient pain before, during and after surgical procedures.
  • Highest Paid Doctors. Describes the physician specialists who earn the most pay.
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Concentrate on women’s health issues such as pregnancy, childbirth and hormonal disorders.
  • General Internists. Treat problems with internal body systems, such as the liver and digestive tract, without the use of surgery.
  • Pediatricians. Focus on medical issues of children from newborns to young adults.
  • Surgeons. Treat medical problems by operating on patients and manipulating internal systems manually or with instruments.
  • Lowest Paid Doctors. Describes the lowest paid medical specialties.

Dental Jobs

Dental professionals manage medical conditions inside the mouth.

  • Dental Hygienists. Help dentists by educating patients and performing dental procedures such as cleaning teeth and taking x-rays.
  • Dentists and Dental Specialists. Describes the salaries of those who focus on diagnosis and treatment of problems with the teeth, gums and other soft oral tissues..

Other Medical Jobs

The following describes the employment and salaries of medical professionals who are neither doctors nor dentists.

  • Earn Money as a Home Health Aide. Describes the steps in becoming a home health aide, a career that does not require a high-school diploma.
  • Nurses. Forming the largest and fastest growing field of medicine, nurses assist doctors by diagnosing pages, helping with medical procedures, and providing emotional support to patients.
  • Pharmacists. Dispenses medicines based on prescriptions by doctors.


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