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Highest Paying Medical Job Without Going To Med School?

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Im wondering what is the highest paying medical job without going to med school.
Please list the annual salary and degree of education.
thanks
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A photo of mynameismattgotmlgo mynameismattgotmlgo
Dentist, avg salary = ~$120,000, though it is definitely possible to make A LOT more.

Optometrists, pharmacists, and veterinarians all average about $100k/year.

All require a professional degree, all of which are four years in length. Expect to do at least two years of pre-professional study.
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Rule of Thumb: If you work with (or around)doctors but you're not a doctor you'll make 1/8 of what they make ...

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Just a key note, Don't base it on mean. Base it on medians, that's what the average person "really" makes, the mean is boosted by outliers like top pharmacy partners and owners..
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@mynameismattgotmlgo wrote
Dentist, avg salary = ~$120,000, though it is definitely possible to make A LOT more.

Optometrists, pharmacists, and veterinarians all average about $100k/year.

All require a professional degree, all of which are four years in length. Expect to do at least two years of pre-professional study.



Dentists still have to write the DAT and go to dentistry school - the average to get in is usually higher then med school IMO.

Check out this link for some admission info on all canadian dental schools though.
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OP, you can always go nursing (BScN) then nurse practitioner - thats 4 years + 2 years of a masters. You'd need to maintain ~78% average to get into the masters.
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If you mean working in a hospital, without a medical degree you wont make any more than 100k. You can however become a nurse at 4 years of school and a decent salary, or a PhD researching infectious disease or something of that sort and make a professor's salary. The only real alternative working still with people is to either work in the lab (testing urine samples and blood samples) or become an audiologist. They make probably the most at about 120k. They test a patient's hearing capacity, so they still get patient contact although it is minimal.
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A photo of mynameismattgotmlgo mynameismattgotmlgo
Audiologists don't make anywhere near 120k, unless they run a successful private practice. Average/median is more like 70k.
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