Neurosurgeon

Job Description

Overview

Examines, diagnoses, and surgically treats disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and nerves. Operates on the brain in order to relieve pressure in an intracranial hemorrhage, remove a foreign body such as a tumor, treat a wound, or relieve pain. Operates on the spine in order to free entrapped nerves, correct deformity, or restore spinal stability.



Education

Requires a degree in medicine from an accredited school and is licensed to practice. May require at least 4-6 years of surgery experience.



A year of chemistry with the appropriate laboratory courses



A year of organic chemistry with laboratory courses



A year of biology with laboratory courses



A year of physics with laboratory courses



A year of English



A year of calculus or other advanced math classes, including statistics



Then medical school and towards the end the apply for residency



Pay

Median 540k/year top 10% make upwards of 806k



Demand for Surgeons is expected to grow 24% between 2010 and 2020