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Surgeon—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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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 41,600 surgeons are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Medical Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Helpful

Scientific

Career Ladder
Professor or Surgical Fellow

Surgeon

Surgical Resident

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