Education and Training
The education required to be a pediatric surgeon takes a lot. You must go through eleven years of school usually at a big university with a good medical program. You must earn a medical degree and then specialize in surgery. After you specialize in surgery you must
specialize in pediatric surgery. After this you have to complete a residency and on the job training. This education takes a long amount of time and because of that many people choose other careers.
A typical day of a pediatric surgeon requires long hours and little sleep. Pediatric surgeons can work in hospital or in their own private practice.The surgeons have to talk to the parents and then perform surgery on the child. This is a very scary career that requires a lot of time and dedication.
Job Skills, Talents, and Experience
Being a Pediatric Surgeon requires high sensitivity when talking to children and parents. You have to deal with stress very well. You also have to know knowledge about your subject off the top of your head during surgeries and urgent situations. You need to be able to console grieving families as well. I am very well suited for this job because I have good communication skills and I'm good in high stress level situations
The average salary for a pediatric surgeon in Texas is $263,000. In states other than Texas the average salary is much higher. It is $475,645. This is a lot of money and it is much higher than the average job salary. This money pays off for the amount of school Pediatric Surgeons have to go through.