The medical career field has come a long way. While medicine was once represented by a one-size-fits-all career, today there are over 100 recognizable jobs in the healthcare field. Just as the size of the medical field has increased, there have been powerful strides in medical advancements – and in equality (2003 was the first time ever the number of women enrolling in medical school outnumbered men).
All of these changes haven’t come cheap, however. The U.S. national health spending was just under $2 trillion in 2006. The following infographic delves into the historical medical advancement milestones, spells out every recognized medical career, provides compelling facts about former and current medical positions, and displays job and salary information for a select few.