10. Chief executive

Mean annual pay*: $185,850

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 238,940

Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 6%

* The top-earning CEOs in the US earn tens

of millions of dollars. Satya

Nadella of Microsoft, for instance,

raked in $84.3 million in 2014.

9. Family and general practitioner

Mean annual pay: $192,120

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 127,430

Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 14%

 

8. Psychiatrist

Mean annual pay: $193,680

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 24,060

Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 14%

 

7. General internist

Mean annual pay: $196,520

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 48,920

Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 14%

 

6. Physician or surgeon (all other)

Mean annual pay: $197,700

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 322,740

Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 14%