What Are The Wages?
What Are The Requirements?
Like all doctors, orthopedic surgeons must pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination to legally practice. This exam can be taken in several parts, usually while students are still involved in their residencies. After completing their residencies, orthopedic surgeons must also pass an exam by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a division of the American Board of Medical Specialties, in order to be certified in their area of surgery. Re-certification is required every 7-10 years.
- The high pay
- The status involved with being a doctor
- The ability to specialize in certain body parts, including arms, legs, backs, or hands.
- The long breaks and vacations