Average Salary: $245,620
Expected Lifetime Earnings: $8,036,000
It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. This overused phrase probably best applies to garbage men, sewer workers, and you. However, you get paid more for your trouble than most other internal medical doctors because of where you have to go to get…internal.
The average is between $230k-$250k a year, which ain't bad—and it’s roughly $50k more than most internists in other fields, so you can see how it might be worthwhile to spend your days knee-deep in derriere. Of course, you have to work your way up to that income, as the starting salary is more in the $150k ballpark.
Don't forget all that school you have to attend to become licensed and certified, however. You're going to have a mountain of debt to pay off before you’re in the black, so it may be a while before you feel like a wealthy individual. Those student loan outfits really make you pay through the…nose. Wait—what did you think we were going to say?