Surgeons

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 41,030 surgeons are employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Diagnose and provide preoperative, operative, and postoperative care in surgery
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in major metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Medical Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Residency and fellowship
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Helpful
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Professor or Surgical Fellow
  • Surgeon
  • Surgical Resident

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