My Career as a Plastic Surgeon

Diamond A. Robinson

The Info.

Job Description

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases or other conditions of the skin.


Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required

87 Doctoral or professional degree


Master's degree

Job Zone

Job TrainingEmployees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Job Zone ExamplesThese occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, aerospace engineers, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.


Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively

Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2012)$90.00+ hourly, $187,200+ annual

Employment (2010)691,000 employees

Projected growth (2010-2020) Faster than average (20% to 28%)

Projected job openings (2010-2020)