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Best- and worst-paying jobs in the country

Tuesday - 7/17/2012, 2:52pm  ET

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Anesthesiologists have the highest salaries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (University of Washington Photo)

WASHINGTON - If you're interesting in making the big bucks, it might be time to consider going back to school. Professionals in scrubs and lab coats have the highest-paying jobs in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At the bottom is people working in the service industry. Six of the 10 worst-paying jobs include food prep and baristas, reports MSN Money.

Check out the list below:

Top 5 highest-paying jobs

  • Anesthesiologist: $234,950

  • Surgeon: $231,550

  • OBGYN: $218,610

  • Oral surgeon: $217,380

  • Orthodontist: $204,670

Lowest-paying jobs

  • Fast-food cook: $18,720

  • Food-preparation/ server: $18,790

  • Dishwasher: $18,840

  • Shampooer: $19,130

  • Cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop counter attendant: $19,450

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