U.S. life expectancy has declined two years in a row.

Life expectancy rates vary over the years, but the numbers have been in the news lately, and not for a good reason. U.S. life expectancy has declined two years in a row. That includes the life expectancy of Pennsylvania residents.

LifeExtension.com states that, “For the first time in a generation, Americans born today can expect to die sooner than their parents.” Over the past two years, U.S. life expectancy has experienced the biggest decrease since 1923, according to the site. “Thorny issues like drug overdoses — not to mention our recent international health catastrophe — were among the key factors for the decline,” they state, referring to the pandemic. Even so, the low life expectancy rates are actually a pattern in America. As the site explains, “However, even prior to 2020, the U.S. ranked No. 40 for life expectancy, lagging behind many wealthy nations and even countries such as Kuwait, Estonia, and Panama. In 2019, Americans could expect to live to 78.5, while our northern neighbors in Canada could expect to live until 82.2, according to the World Health Organization.” That’s not great news.

Hawaii is the best state for longevity, according to LifeExtension.com’s study, with a life expectancy of 80.7 years. Still not as high as Canada, but we’ll take it. Other states with good numbers include Minnesota, Vermont, Washington and New Hampshire.

So, what is the current life expectancy of Pennsylvania residents? 76.8 years. We are ranked No. 34 out of all the states for health and life expectancy. We can do better than that! Find more information and the full study here.

Pennsylvania: These Are the Highest Paying Jobs in the State

  • 15. Orthopedists

    The average salary for a orthopedist is $186,170 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 9 salaries reported, updated at October 11, 2022.

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    Orthopedist: Medical Definition, Expertise & Specialties

    An orthopedist is also known as an orthopedic surgeon. This specialist helps people get relief from pain and mobility problems due to musculoskeletal issues. This group of disorders can affect your: Orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions, including: Rheumatologists and orthopedists both specialize in diseases affecting your musculoskeletal system.

  • 14. Orthodontists

    The average salary for a orthodontist is $1,147 per day in Pennsylvania. 45 salaries reported, updated at October 13, 2022.

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    What Is Orthodontics?

    Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating "bad bites" ( malocclusion). Common orthodontic treatments include braces, clear aligners and retainers. The way your teeth fit together has a significant impact on your oral health.

  • 13. Telemedicine physicians

    The average salary for a telemedicine physician is $83.90 per hour in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 4 salaries reported, updated at July 22, 2022.

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    Media Center

    Stay up to date on the latest news about family physicians and the AAFP. Access statements, press releases, and resources on current issues at the AAFP Media Center. Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 127,600 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

  • 12. Urgent care physicians

    The average salary for a urgent care physician is $167,692 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 1.2k salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    What is Urgent Care Medicine?

    Because urgent care practitioners are on the "front lines" of medicine, they need to be proficient in evaluating and caring for - at least initially - any patient who walks into an urgent care medicine center or urgent care clinic.

  • 11. Obstetricians and gynecologists

    The average salary for a obstetrics and gynecology physician is $125,230 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 29 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2022.

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    Definition of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist

    Definition of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist Obstetricians and gynecologists are physicians who, by virtue of satisfactory completion of an accredited program of graduate medical education, possess special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of women related to pregnancy and disorders of the female reproductive system.

  • 10. Neurologists

    The average salary for a neurologist is $189,828 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 14 salaries reported, updated at October 9, 2022.

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    What Is a Neurologist? What They Do & When to See One

    A neurologist is a medical doctor who diagnoses, treats and manages disorders of the brain and nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves). A neurologist knows the anatomy, function and conditions that affect your nerves and nervous system. Your nervous system is your body's command center.

  • 9. Oral surgeons

    The average salary for a surgeon is $194,344 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 2.4k salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    Oral Surgery: Procedures, Types & Definition

    Oral surgery is a broad term for any operation performed on your teeth, gums, jaw or surrounding oral and facial structures. It includes a wide range of procedures, including teeth extractions, dental bone grafts, periodontal (gum) grafts and corrective jaw surgery. You could need oral surgery for a number of reasons.

  • 8. Pediatric hospitalists

    The average salary for a pediatric hospitalist is $127,792 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 5 salaries reported, updated at October 9, 2022.

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    What is a Pediatric Hospitalist?

    If your child has an illness or injury requiring hospitalization, he or she may be cared for by a pediatric hospitalist. Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who work primarily in hospitals. They care for children in many hospital areas, including the pediatric ward, labor and delivery, the newborn nursery, the emergency department, the neonatal intensive care unit, and the pediatric intensive care unit.

  • 7. Psychiatrists

    The average salary for a psychiatrist is $240,324 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 225 salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    What Is A Psychiatrist? What They Do and When to See One

    A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who's an expert in the field of psychiatry - the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. They can diagnose and treat these conditions.

  • 6. Physicians (except pediatrics)

    The average salary for a physician is $194,168 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 60 salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    Western Medicine: Explained & Examples

    Western medicine is the traditional healthcare you receive in the United States. It's the care you receive when you go to a doctor's office, medical clinic, hospital or urgent care. This type of medical care uses techniques based on scientific evidence. Healthcare providers rely on proven methods to diagnose and treat conditions and improve your overall health.

  • 5. Periodontists

    The average salary for a periodontist is $224,548 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 4 salaries reported, updated at July 11, 2022.

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    What is a Periodontist? Definition & Types of Periodontics

    Periodontics is a dental specialty. The word "periodontics" comes from two Greek words: "peri," which means "around" and "odont," which means"tooth." So, the field of periodontics treats conditions that affect the tissues "around your teeth," such as bone loss, gum recession and periodontal (gum) disease.

  • 4. Surgeons (except ophthalmologists)

    The average salary for a surgeon is $194,344 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 2.4k salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    Definition of SURGEON

    These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'surgeon.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

  • 3. Gastroenterologist

    The average salary for a gastroenterologist is $207,636 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 8 salaries reported, updated at August 30, 2022.

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    What is a Gastroenterologist? - American College of Gastroenterology

    A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.

  • 2. Cardiology physicians

    The average salary for a cardiology physician is $266,751 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 15 salaries reported, updated at October 5, 2022.

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    What Is a Cardiologist? What They Do and When to See One

    A cardiologist is a doctor who's an expert in heart and blood vessel diseases. They can treat heart diseases and help keep you from getting heart diseases. After completing four years of medical school, cardiologists spend three years learning general internal medicine as a resident, plus at least three more years of specialized training after that.

  • 1. Anesthesiologists

    The average salary for a anesthesiologist is $240,824 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 33 salaries reported, updated at October 11, 2022.

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    What Is an Anesthesiologist? | Hospital for Special Surgery

    What is an anesthesiologist? What training is involved? An anesthesiologist is a doctor (MD or DO) who practices anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are physicians specializing in perioperative care, developing anesthetic plans, and the administration of anesthetics. He or she has finished college, then medical school (four years), then an internship (one year) followed by a residency in anesthesia (three years).

  • Source

    This list is via Indeed.com.

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