Registered nurses have highest employment in healthcare occupations; anesthesiologists earn the most

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, July 13, 2015

In May 2014, there were 11.8 million workers employed in healthcare practitioner, technical, and support occupations. Among those, 2.7 million were registered nurses, the largest occupation. Anesthesiologists earned the most, with an average annual wage of $246,320.