Going through an education in medical field is not easy and certainly not fast. It requires a strong devotion and dedication of time because it can take years to finish and that doesn’t stop there, because a special and additional training is also required. However, as the saying goes, “no pain no gain,” there is no hard work that is not paid off. Medical profession is considered as one of the highest paying job in many countries, including Australia. So, what kind of medical jobs that are considered as the highest paid ones in Australia? Let’s check it out!
A neurosurgeon earns the highest salary in medical field. Of course, the education they have to undergo is no piece of cake. In order to be fully qualified, a neurosurgeon usually has to complete about 10-12 years of study, depending on their speciality. All the trainings are required, because a neurosurgeon is specialised in diagnosing and surgically treating central and peripheral nervous system disorders, including infections of the brain or spine, strokes, degenerative spinal diseases, tumours, trauma, and more.
Of course, with high efforts in trainings and educations, as well as high responsibilities in the job, their average salary is AU$242,200 per year.
An anaesthesiologist is a doctor specialising in anaesthesia practice. They have to be present in perioperative care, and have to design and develop an anaesthetic plan before administering anaesthetics to the patient. Most of them have to undergo about 8 years of study to be fully qualified. From there, they have to take speciality in the field of paediatric anaesthesia, chronic pain or critical care medicine. An anaesthesiologist earns an average salary of AU$153,506 per year.
A psychiatrist is someone who diagnoses, prevent and treat emotional and mental disorders. They also treat people with substance abuse problems. Equipped with plethora of tools, including psychotherapy, medications, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), they are required to have a skill in communication and understand the needs of their patient. In order to be a qualified psychiatrist, they have to spend at least 12 years in study and training if the time to earn a bachelor’s degree is included. Their yearly average salary is AU$132,796.
4. Physician/Doctor and Cardiologist
In order to be qualified as a physician, one must complete about 9 or 10 years of study and training, because their responsibility includes diagnosing, treating and restoring health. Some may be specialised in treating specific disorders and providing comprehensive medical treatment and care to patients.
A cardiologist is a doctor specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders concerning the heart and blood vessels. Like a physician, a cardiologist also needs at least 10 years of study and training and it can be more than that. A physician/doctor and a cardiologist’s average salary is AU$120,000 per year.
An obstetrician or a gynaecologist is specialized in female reproductive system. In order to be a qualified obstetrician or gynaecologist, they have to study the field of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period which can take about 11-14 years or anywhere between this range. Their average salary is AU$109,113 a year.
A paediatrician is responsible in treating and diagnosing children’s physical and mental disorders. They are also specialised in treating or diagnosing children’s condition, from minor to serious health problems. They are also able to administer vaccinations. It takes at least 8 years of study and training to become a qualified paediatrician. Their average salary per year is AU$100,478.
Almost all of us are afraid to go see a dentist no matter how old we are. Yes, a dentist, who is specialised in performing standard cleanings, inspections and care of our teeth, from diagnosing forms of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer, to replacing lost or dead teeth, as well as enhancing the appearance of teeth is one of the medical profession with high salary, which is AU$97,222 per year in average. In order to be a qualified dentist, one must undergo about 5 years of study.
An optometrist is specialised in eye health, providing patient’s eye examination to detect and treat patient’s vision problem. Through an eye exam, an optometrist can recognise or detect signs of disease, such as high blood pressure and even diabetes.
It usually takes 3 years of study and residency completion, as well as specialisation in certain fields to become a professional and qualified optometrist. The average salary of an optometrist per year is AU$86,306.
A podiatrist is someone who diagnoses and treats medical and surgical problems regarding the feet and lower limbs. They usually treat bone and joint disorders such as arthritis, postural problems or foot injuries. It takes 4 years of study to become a qualified podiatrist, but after that, they may take specialisation if they wish. Their average salary is AU$61,717 per year.
That’s all about the highest paid medical professions in Australia. It may take years to finish, but your hard work will be paid off with the results. Medical professions have good career outlook and great future for those who are highly dedicated in pursuing their dreams. Chase your dream seriously, and you will never regret choosing this field as your career.