Healthcare jobs topped the list of the highest-paying occupations, and the sector’s future is very bright. This growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services, according to the agency. Rankings are based on salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For clarity and convenience, some overlapping job categories were omitted. The figures and statistics are based on data collected through May The U. Here are the highest-paying professions, based on the BLS data. For each, we list the report’s mean annual wage, with the report’s mean annual wage in parenthesis after it so you can compare how the compensation has changed. The BLS defines anesthesiologists as, «Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures. There are approximately 31, anesthesiologists in the U. Following four years of medical school, aspiring anesthesiologists in the U.