Neurologists examine, diagnose, and operate on the brain, spine, spinal cord, and nerves to improve disorders of these areas. According to Salary.com, a neurologist in the Dallas area makes an average annual salary of $492,832. The same neurologist would make $494,324 in Houston, $543,060 in Boston, $521,676 in Chicago, $600,748 in San Francisco, $487,859 in Miami, and $579,861 in New York.
Chiropractors treat patients with problems of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Chiropractors improve the condition, and alleviate the pain, of patients’ backs and neck through spinal manipulation and other techniques. According to Salary.com, a Dallas chiropractor makes an average annual salary of $130,900. The same chiropractor would make $131,296 in Houston, $144,241 in Boston, $138,561 in Chicago, $159,563 in San Francisco, $129,579 in Miami, and $154,015 in New York.
Medical assistants help in the examination and treatment of patients under a physician’s order. Medical assistants often interview patients, measure vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, height, and record information from patients’ charts. According to Salary.com, a Dallas medical assistant makes an average annual salary of $31,203. The same medical assistant would make $31,298 in Houston, $34,383 in Boston, $33,029 in Chicago, $38,036 in San Francisco, $30,888 in Miami, and $36,713 in New York.
Dentists examine and treat teeth and gum diseases and injuries. They also perform preventative and maintenance dentistry and educate patients in proper oral care. According to Salary.com, a Dallas dentist makes an average annual salary of $142,335. The same dentist would make $142,766 in Houston, $156,841 in Boston, $150,665 in Chicago, $173,502 in San Francisco, $140,899 in Miami, and $$167,470 in New York.
A clinical pharmacist performs a variety of tasks, which include managing drug utilization, reviewing studies, and consulting with medical practitioners on prescriptions, patient responses, and errors. According to Salary.com, a Dallas clinical pharmacist makes an average annual salary of $104,936. The same clinical pharmacist would make $105,254 in Houston, $115,631 in Boston, $111,078 in Chicago, $127,915 in San Francisco, $103,878 in Miami, and $123,467 in New York.
Plastic surgeons examine, diagnose and perform surgical treatments on patients seeking to physically alter the appearance of their body. Plastic surgeons operate on patients because of an abnormal structure due to congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, disease, or because of a patient’s personal preference. According to Salary.com, a Dallas plastic surgeon makes an average annual salary of $328,006. The same plastic surgeon would make $326,038 in Houston, $358,183 in Boston, $344,078 in Chicago, $396,231 in San Francisco, $321,774 in Miami, and $382,455 in New York.
Pathologists examine diseases using body fluids and tissues to determine the cause, nature, and extent of the disease and to find out how effective a treatment is. According to Salary.com, a Dallas pathologist makes an average annual salary of $246,921. The same pathologist would make $247,669 in Houston, $272,087 in Boston, $261,373 in Chicago, $300,990 in San Francisco, $244,430 in Miami, and $290,525 in New York.
Cardiologists examine and tread patient’s disorders and diseases of the cardiovascular system. They diagnose patients, usually with the aid of diagnostic images and electrograph recordings, to determine the best treatment options. According to Salary.com, a Dallas cardiologist makes and average annual salary of $ $368,612. The same cardiologist would make $369,728 in Houston, $406,180 in Boston, $390,186 in Chicago, $449,328 in San Francisco, $364,893 in Miami, and $433,705 in New York.
Optometrists examine patient’s eyes to find vision problems, diseases, or other conditions. They prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses, and may prescribe drugs to treat eye disorders. According to Salary.com, a Dallas optometrist makes and average annual salary of $108,936. The same optometrist would make $109,266 in Houston, $120,039 in Boston, $115,312 in Chicago, $132,790 in San Francisco, $107,837 in Miami, and $128,173 in New York.
Podiatrists examine patients, diagnose disorders and injuries of the foot, and work with patients to determine a course of treatment. According to Salary.com, a Dallas podiatrist makes and average annual salary of $174,895. The same podiatrist would make $175,569 in Houston, $194,224 in Boston, $186,768 in Chicago, $210,827 in San Francisco, $172,441 in Miami, and $204,895 in New York.