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The 20 highest-paying jobs in America

Vitaliy Lvin is a software engineer at Google
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Vitaliy Lvin is a software engineer at Google

It seems as if everyone is making a career shift in the new year. In fact, 90% of professionals around the world are open to fresh job opportunities.

A new LinkedIn salary report report has good news: The healthcare, technology and legal industries are hiring. Even better news? The hundreds, in some cases thousands, of openings are for jobs that pay well.

Read on for a list of the 20 highest-paying occupations in the U.S., including job openings, to help you figure out your next career move.


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20. Podiatrist
Median Base Salary: $150,000
Openings: 70+ jobs




'The Rise of the Platform Marketer' panel presented by Merkle during Advertising Week 2015
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'The Rise of the Platform Marketer' panel presented by Merkle during Advertising Week 2015

19. Global Marketing Director
Median Base Salary: $155,000
Openings: 60+ jobs



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18. Senior Software Engineering Manager
Median Base Salary: $155,000
Openings: 200+ jobs



Christiana Harms is a Nurse Anesthetist
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Christiana Harms is a Nurse Anesthetist

17. Anesthetist
Median Base Salary: $156,000
Openings: 600+ jobs



Peter Stearne is a patent attorney
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Peter Stearne is a patent attorney

16. Patent Attorney
Median Base Salary: $160,000
Openings: 100+ jobs



Facebook Product Management Director Deborah Liu speaks at the F8 summit
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Facebook Product Management Director Deborah Liu speaks at the F8 summit

15. Director Product Management
Median Base Salary: $160,000
Openings: 300+ jobs



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14. Tax Director
Median Base Salary: $161,000
Openings: 150+ jobs



Jeff Barber is the director of engineer services at Furniture Row Racing
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Jeff Barber is the director of engineer services at Furniture Row Racing

13. Director of Engineering
Median Base Salary: $164,000
Openings: 400+ jobs



Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta is a dentist at the Health n' Smiles dental clinic
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Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta is a dentist at the Health n' Smiles dental clinic

12. Dentist
Median Base Salary: $165,000
Openings: 2,000+ jobs



Vitaliy Lvin is a software engineer at Google
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Vitaliy Lvin is a software engineer at Google

11. Staff Software Engineer
Median Base Salary: $168,000
Openings: 350+ jobs



U–haul General Counsel, Larry DeRespino (left) and U–haul Assistant General Counsel, Steve Taub (right)
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U–haul General Counsel, Larry DeRespino (left) and U–haul Assistant General Counsel, Steve Taub (right)

10. Senior Corporate Counsel
Median Base Salary: $175,000
Openings: 300+ jobs



Psychologist Peter Langman
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Psychologist Peter Langman

9. Psychiatrist
Median Base Salary: $218,000
Openings: 1,500+ jobs



A nurse station inside the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC
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A nurse station inside the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, DC

8. Hospitalist
Median Base Salary: $220,000
Openings: 1,300+ jobs



Dr. Thomas Tesoriero and nurse Rowena Shea
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Dr. Thomas Tesoriero and nurse Rowena Shea

7. Physician (general)
Median Base Salary: $220,000
Openings: 8,000+ jobs



Dr. Kona Williams is a forensic pathologist
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Dr. Kona Williams is a forensic pathologist

6. Pathologist
Median Base Salary: $225,000
Openings: 8,000+ jobs



Dr. Andrew Wollowitz, a director of emergency medicine at Montefiore Medical Center
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Dr. Andrew Wollowitz, a director of emergency medicine at Montefiore Medical Center

5. Medical Director
Median Base Salary: $230,000
Openings: 1,300+ jobs



Dr. Mayur Jayarao, resident surgeon, left, and neurosurgeon Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, right
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Dr. Mayur Jayarao, resident surgeon, left, and neurosurgeon Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, right

4. Surgeon
Median Base Salary: $338,000
Openings: 600+ jobs



A anesthesiologist prepares a kidney donor in the operating room for a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital
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A anesthesiologist prepares a kidney donor in the operating room for a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital

3. Anesthesiologist
Median Base Salary: $350,000
Openings: 100+ jobs



Dr. Bruce Wollman, a Kaiser Permanente radiologist
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Dr. Bruce Wollman, a Kaiser Permanente radiologist

2. Radiologist
Median Base Salary: $355,000
Openings: 100+ jobs



Dr. Christopher Cannon is a cardiologist at Brigham and Woman's Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School
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Dr. Christopher Cannon is a cardiologist at Brigham and Woman's Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School

1. Cardiologist
Median Base Salary: $356,000
Openings: 150+ jobs

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