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These are the 25 highest-paying jobs of 2018

Want to snag one of the best paying jobs of 2018? Try a career in medicine.

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U.S. News & World Report recently released its Best Jobs 2018 ranking, which is composed of 12 sub-rankings, including best business jobs, best tech jobs and highest-paying jobs.

Analysts at the site collected projected data on job openings between 2016 and 2026 as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the ranking and focused on the job titles that topped the list.

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Each job was scored based on a variety of metrics, including median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth volume, stress level, work-life balance and more.

Of the 25 best paying jobs on the list, the top 11 fall under the health care industry, with anesthesiologist topping the list.

Here are the 25 best paying jobs of 2018 and their median salaries, according to U.S. News & World Report:

1. Anesthesiologist, $208,000

2. Surgeon, $208,000

3. Obstetrician and gynecologist, $208,000

4. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, $208,000

5. Orthodontist, $208,000

6. Physician, $196,380

7. Psychiatrist, $194,740

8. Pediatrician, $168,990

9. Dentist, $153,900

10. Prosthodontist, $126,050

11. Nurse anesthetist, $160,270

12. Petroleum engineer, $128,230

13. IT manager, $135,800

14. Marketing manager, $131, 180

15. Podiatrist, $124,830

16. Lawyer, $118,160

17. Financial manager, $121,750

18. Sales manager, $117,960

19. Financial advisor, $90,530

20. Business operations manager, $99,310

21. Pharmacist, $122,230

22. Optometrist, $106,140

23. Actuary, $100,610

24. Political scientist, $114,290

25. Medical and health services manager, $95,540

Learn more about the ranking at money.usnews.com.

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