Just like your parents told you, if you want to make the big bucks, go to medical school.
Of the 10 highest-paying jobs in the country, half are related to health care, including physicians and psychiatrists, according to a new study from online jobs marketplace CareerCast.com.
But first, consider the cost. Many of these professions can require four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school and at least a three-year internship or residency. All of that adds up. On average, medical school students graduate with loan debt approaching $170,000.
"You are talking about a lot of time and investment," said Kyle Kensing, CareerCast's online content editor.
Still, other jobs on CareerCast's list, like data scientist, are far more feasible without a decade or more of training to get there.
— By CNBC's Jessica Dickler
Posted 22 Nov. 2016.