Are you looking to choose a medical specialization that will reap the best monetary rewards for all your hard work? Well I would recommend you to do a bit of research before you make a rash decision. The best starting point for that research would be this article by Insider Monkey: 15 best paying jobs for doctors in the US in 2017. It compiles the latest data for earnings of different medical fields based on their salaries, profit contributions and other bonuses. The resultant list was different from what I expected but it is nonetheless quite informative for new comers to the field of medicine. It might even give you some motivation seeing the large amounts doctors earn in a year!
The article also speaks of the abysmal work life balance doctors have to endure, but of course they also enjoy prestige and job security, so weighing the pros and cons would depend on your preferences i.e. what you expect from your professional life. After spending so many grueling years in medical school, it’s completely ridiculous if you don’t know your priorities when you finally leave. So to give yourself some perspective, I suggest you have a quick look at what Insider Monkey has to say. You never know, it may shape what you find yourself doing in the future.