Dream Job



According to a survey 7% of respondents said the in order to become a surgeon you have to obtain a professional degree, 43% of respondents said that you need to have post-doctoral training and 49% of people said that you need to get a doctoral degree.

Average Salary

Average salary for a surgeon as of 2014 in the United States was $90+ per hour or $187,200+ annually. In Arkansas the median hourly salary for a Surgeon is $90+ and median yearly salary for a Surgeon is $187,200+.

Job Duties and Tasks

In order to be successful, Surgeons need to do the following: follow established surgical techniques during the operation, examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk, operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions, analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure and prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.

Job Outlook

As of 2014 there have been 46,000 people in the profession. And sources predict that form 2014-2024 the rate of increase in the job will be 14% or more which is higher that average. Arkansas is predicted to have a 24% job growth in this profession.

Knowledge Areas

The knowledge areas required for this area are the following: Medicine and Dentistry, Customer and Personal Service, English Language, Biology, Education and Training.


The skills needed for this job is Active Listening, Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension.

Working Conditions

Surgeons usually work in public or private hospitals although they might go ahead and open their own practice. They usually work in a surgical theater.

Related Occupations

Occupations related to Surgeon is Cardiovascular Surgeon, General Surgeon, Hand Surgeon and Medical Doctor. These are only some occupations that are related to a surgeon.

The Reason this is my Dream Job

The sole reason that this is my dream job is because I have always been fascinated with biology. Just thinking about how much work and application is needed for an human body to function properly is something that we all take for granted and the knowledge of the human body captivates me. Nevertheless it feels good cure and heal hopeless people.

Interesting Facts

Surgeons need to go through at least 10 years of education before they can get a job. There will be a huge job outlook for surgeons within the next decade. Surgeons are usually taller and better looking than an average doctor.