Surgeons are physicians who make diagnoses and provide preoperative, operative, and postoperative care in surgery affecting almost any part of the body. These doctors also work with trauma victims and the critically ill. Approximately 47,070 surgeons are employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Helpful
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required