Median Salary: $305,078
So the next time a woman brags, "My son is a doctor!" you can smile knowing it's not all that.
It's not just the pure joy and mastery of surgery. For sure, surgery has always been stressful – it's long hours on your feet, patients' lives are in your hands, and you're on call 24/7.
"Your life's really not your own," Lee said. "And now, with health-care regulation and insurance requirements, many surgeons spend most of their time handling administrative stuff," he said.
And don't even get the nursing staff started on the God Complex!
Sorry, surgeons, you're overrated.