Here are the 10 highest paying jobs in Corpus Christi

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In Texas, the 10 highest paying jobs are all in the medical field. But what about Corpus Christi?

The latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, from May 2021shows that the Sparkling City by the Sea top 10 includes careers in medicine but also in engineering and law.

The office includes Aransas, Nueces and San Patricio counties in its data for Corpus Christi.

So if you’re considering a career change, consider one of the 10 below.

Doctors, all others

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $310,990

Physicians treat, diagnose and observe sick and injured patients, and perform routine examinations. They are responsible for maintaining medical records and thoroughly reviewing the patient’s medical history prior to treatment.

These professionals specialize in a particular area of ​​medicine, including gynecology, pediatrics, and anesthesiology.

National average annual salary: $231,500

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 240

Entry Level Education Requirements: Diploma of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy

State with the highest employment rate: California

Family doctors

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $296,420

Aspiring doctors usually choose a niche in the field of medicine. What sets family physicians apart is that they can serve everyone in some way as a primary care provider.

Family physicians see patients of all ages and know how to diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide variety of conditions.

A family doctor talks to a family.

National average annual salary: $235,930

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: Estimates have not been released

Entry Level Education Requirements: Diploma of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy

State with the highest employment rate: California

General internal doctors

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $296,330

Also known as internists, general internal medicine physicians diagnose and treat illnesses in adult patients, as opposed to family physicians, who see both adults and children. They provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries related to internal organ systems in adults and treat a wide range of problems.

Internists examine patients and advise them from simple health questions to more complex problems that may require the attention of specialists in other fields.

An internist talks to a patient.

National average annual salary: $242,190

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 40

Entry Level Education Requirements: Diploma of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy

State with the highest employment rate: New York

Pediatricians, general

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $263,690

Pediatricians specialize in medical and preventive care for children and manage the developmental growth of their patients. Care includes everything from a child’s emotional well-being to their physical and mental health.

Their patients are not just babies, but include toddlers, teenagers, and young adults.

A pediatrician checks a patient's temperature.

National average annual salary: $198,420

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: Estimates have not been released

Entry Level Education Requirements: Diploma of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy

State with the highest employment rate: California

Leaders

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $218,680

A CEO is the most senior person in a company and holds the main responsibilities of the company. These leaders are often the face of the business and are elected by a board of directors to grow the business, drive profitability, and improve stock price.

A CEO talks to an employee.

National average annual salary: $213,020

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 60

Entry Level Education Requirements: Bachelor of Business Administration

State with the highest employment rate: California

Architecture and Engineering Managers

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $169,760

Architecture and engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities within architecture and engineering firms.

Managers are responsible for developing the overall concept of a new product or resolving technical issues that prevent a project from being completed.

An architecture and engineering manager speaks with a partner.

National average annual salary: $158,970

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 170

Entry Level Education Requirements: Bachelor of Engineering

State with the highest employment rate: California

Dentists, general

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $157,820

Dentists provide preventive and corrective care to patients’ teeth and gums. Care may include educating patients about flossing and fluoride use, removing cavities, repairing broken teeth, and filling cavities.

Some dentists, like doctors, choose to specialize in a particular area such as pediatrics or orthodontics.

A dentist operates on a patient.

National average annual salary: $167,160

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 60

Entry Level Education Requirements: Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine degree

State with the highest employment rate: California

Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $156,870

Geoscientists study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the planet. They can search for natural resources such as groundwater, metals, and petroleum, or help environmental scientists clean up and preserve the environment.

Geoscientists are employed by public and private sector companies in the energy industry, as well as in more practical sectors including water management, mining and consulting industries.

Geoscientists inspect land near a body of water.

National average annual salary: $103,550

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 100

Entry Level Education Requirements: Bachelor of Geology

State with the highest employment rate: Texas

Lawyers

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $146,230

Lawyers provide advice and recommendations to clients regarding their legal rights and obligations. They represent individuals and businesses in legal proceedings and litigation.

Lawyers can specialize in a number of areas, including civil rights, labor law, immigration law, and intellectual property.

A female lawyer reviews information with her clients.

National average annual salary: $148,030

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 740

Entry Level Education Requirements: Juris Doctor degree

State with the highest employment rate: California

Chemical engineers

Average Annual Corpus Christi Salary: $138,130

Chemical engineers examine methods of developing, manufacturing, and using chemicals and biochemicals. They research chemical combinations with the goal of finding new uses and products for chemical raw materials.

Most chemical engineers work for employers in the chemical industry or for companies producing hydrocarbon-based fuels, food and consumer products, biotechnology products, medical products, and electronics.

A chemical engineer takes readings from a unit.

National average annual salary: $121,840

Employment rate in Corpus Christi: 100

Entry Level Education Requirements: Bachelor in Chemical Engineering

State with the highest employment rate: Texas

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