Medical Field: Surgeons
By Yulissa Perez
What They Do
Skills and Education/ Training
Surgeons have a very important job- to save a life - and in order to be able to do their job they undergo a lot of schooling and training. A bachelor's degree is the minimal requirement for a surgeon, but many choose to get their PhD and their masters degree. At an early stage of their career they usually know they have the skills needed to take the responsibility of being a surgeon since most get training during school; for example, working in a clinic or visiting a hospital.
Surgeons need a lot of different skills in order to their job; for example, they need to analyze the situation and more importantly they need to pay attention. Here are the three most important skills needed for a surgeon.
- Working Under Pressure
- Critical Thinking
Outlook and Salary
- Involves many years of schooling
- No set schedule
- Always on call
- High stress and pressure
- High salary
- Easy to get a job
- Well respected
- Good Reputation
High School Preparation and Volunteer Work
- Local Clinic
- Helping out a surgeon
In High School
- Medical Careers (Elective)
- Physics Bio
- Student Council (Extracurricular)
References and Career Connections
My mom works in the hospital as a nurse and surgical technologist, so she works with surgeons all the time. I do not know anyone personally, but I have heard that they are usually working very hard and under pressure. They are careful while performing surgery and thorough in their explanations.
- Adam Buklis-Teacher, School District #212: Mr. Buklis was my basketball coach who can describe my leadership and cooperation skills.
- Future Medical Careers teacher- Teacher, School District #212: Can describe the skills I have to offer in the Medical field.
- Norbert Pozen- Teacher, School District #212: Mr. Pozen was my biology teacher who can describe my progress and learning skills.