• Surgeons
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 433,784
    $192,793 range bar $976,015
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities using surgical methods. Procedures range from invasive to minimally-invasive to non-invasive surgical methods.

What do they typically do

  • Prescribe procedures for before and after operations like medication, diets, and care of the patient's operative area
  • Follow established surgical techniques during the operation
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff
  • Analyze patient's medical history, allergies, physical condition, and examination results to decide whether and how to operate
  • Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons
  • Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk

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Job Growth +0.2%
Job Opening 29

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