The 12 Most Profitable Small Businesses

No. 12: Offices of Physicians

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Average profit margin (before taxes): 11.2%

The training required to become a physician is nothing short of grueling: 8 years of medical school and several others of residency. But physicians working in small private or co-owned practices are some of the best paid individuals in the country.