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Best paying careers for women and men

How students can be successful in their careers and happier in their lives.


 Your choice of subjects for your boards will impact your life for the next 40 years. It will determine the job you get, your circle of friends and the gadgets you buy.

Research has shown that students who make an informed decision are more likely to be successful in their careers and happier in their lives.

One way to make a better choice is by taking a career test that measures your aptitude and your interests and recommends a set of careers based on the same. 

Here are the top ten most popular careers for 2013 in the US, Canada and the UK.The numbers of people entering employment in these areas is predicted to rise faster than in other career areas over the next five years.


Gives anaesthetics to render patients unconscious during surgical or other medical procedures. Examines patient to evaluate the degree of surgical risk and type of anaesthetic to be used. Discusses findings with surgeon, is responsible for patient during surgery. May teach medical students.


Diagnoses and provides non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Usually provides care for adults with a wide range of problems relating to the internal organs.

Obstetricians and gynecologists

Diagnoses, treats and helps to prevent diseases affecting the female reproductive organs, and the process of childbirth.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Operates on the mouth and jaws, plus related head and neck structures, to remove tumours, extract difficult teeth, correct jaw abnormalities, etc.


Examines, diagnoses, and treats major dental problems. Designs and creates appliances such as braces to realign teeth and jaws abnormalities.


Treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by surgical methods. Usually works in a hospital.


Diagnoses, treats and helps to prevent disorders of the mind.

Chief Executive

Directs and coordinates operational activities at upper management level. Determines and puts together policies and business strategies for the overall direction of both private and public sector organizations.

General Practitioner

Diagnoses, treats, and helps to prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. Usually works from a surgery in the community.


Diagnoses, treats and helps to prevent children´s diseases and injuries. Usually works in a hospital setting.

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