In New Jersey, the State Board of Medical Examiners -- a division of the Attorney General’s Department of Law and Public Safety -- regulates licensing and the professional practice of doctors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the salary of New Jersey doctors in a variety of specialty areas in May 2009.
Family and General Practitioners
Doctors who practice general medicine are family and general practitioners. These doctors typically consult patients first to treat general illnesses and injuries and refer patients to medical specialist if necessary. In New Jersey, there were approximately 2,090 family and general practitioners employed in May 2009. Annual mean wages were $160,260 for this occupation.
Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Pediatricians
Doctors who practice in women’s reproductive health are obstetricians and gynecologists. The professionals also care for women before, during and after pregnancy. Approximately 620 were in New Jersey in May 2009. Annual mean wages were $191,380 for obstetricians and gynecologists. Pediatricians specialize in the health of children from infancy to adolescence. There were 1,150 pediatricians employed in New Jersey in May 2009. Annual mean wages were $156,360.
Internists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases and illnesses related to human organs. These professional can specialize in a variety of disciplines such as cardiology, gastroenterology or hematology. Approximately 2,500 internists were in New Jersey in May 2009 and earned annual mean wages of $176,370.
Surgeons are doctors who specialize in treating patients using invasive methods by performing operations for a variety of injuries and illnesses. Surgeons can specialize in specific areas cardiology or neurology, or specialize in medical areas such as trauma surgery. Of the 1,360 surgeons employed in New Jersey in May 2009, annual mean wages were over $166,800.