Orthopedic Surgeon

July Ringle

What Is An Orthopedic Surgeon?

They are surgeons who have been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of disease and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

What Are The Wages?

The median wage for an orthopedic surgeon is $442,406, with a wage of $347,849-$572,306.

What Are The Requirements?

Must have a Doctor Medicine (M.D.) degree and 4-5 years residency in a hospital.

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.

Job Perks

  • 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
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