Houston's highest-paying jobs in 2016

If you enjoy making money and helping people, the medical field is the best place for you if you live in the Houston area.

Forty percent of the top 25 highest paying jobs in the Houston and Woodlands-Sugar Land area belong to medical professionals like surgeons, general practitioners and dentists, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics published in March.

At the top of the list were anesthesiologists, pulling in an average of $277,000 per year.

While nearly every profession in the top 25 had their salaries grow significantly since 2014, internists saw their average pay fall from $151,000 to $145,000. Psychiatrists saw one of the biggest drops during this time, from $178,650 to $166,010.

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