U.S. News & World Report has stated that the healthcare center still has the highest paying jobs. The top paid career in the U.S. is an anesthesiologist, making an average of $267,020 per year. These high-paying healthcare professions come with an average of $250,000 at public universities and $330,180 at private universities for four years of medical school. The next top slots are taken by different surgeons, with other healthcare careers such as orthodontist and pediatrician following close behind. Engineers and lawyers fall in the top 15, with the number 25 slot going to a political scientist.