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Karsten Wethington

on 7 June 2013

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Transcript of Surgeon

By: Karsten Wethington Surgeon Job Description Have a high school diploma, or GED
Have a bachelor's degree
Graduate from medical school
Complete an internship
Pass a state licensing exam
Complete a five-year residency program in surgery
Also, pass additional exams to become board certified Educational
Requirement Job
Outlook/Growth Places of Employment Career Pathway Work Environment Physicians who treat for diseases, injuries, and deformities

By invasive, minimally invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods

Use instruments, appliances, or manual manipulation Examples of Equipment: Scissors, Scapula, Ultrasounds, Tonsils, THERE OWN HANDS, etc Education
Key! Hospitals: as in emergency
Or a private practice (which is typical for surgeons today) Job Outlook/Growth continued.... 24% increase from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased need for surgical physicians because older people usually require more operations Including joint replacements and heart-related procedures Salary Salary Continued... In 2010, physicians practicing primary care received total median annual compensation of $202,392, They make $80.00 per hour. Physicians in medical specialties average around
$300,000 Some go on to become surgeons the state Some surgeons start their own private business's Physicians and surgeons work long, irregular, and overnight hours.
Physicians and surgeons may travel between their offices and hospitals to care for their patients
If on call, they speak to patient over the phone Take a patient’s medical history
Update charts and patient information to show current findings
Order tests for nurses or other healthcare staff to do
Review test results to identify any abnormal findings
Recommend and design a plan of treatment
Answer concerns or questions that patients have about their health and well-being
Help patients take care of their health by discussing topics such as proper nutrition and hygiene Duties Fun Facts: What car do surgeons
drive? Two Types of
Surgeons There is a (M.D)
or a Medical Degree
And (D.O) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
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