Othorpedic Surgeon

By: Grant H


Orthopedic Surgeons are one of the most paid jobs in the medical field. They get about 400,000 dollars per year. Money isn’t the only breathtaking part of the job, you also have to save and make people's lives better. Without them, people would be suffering from permanent fractures and growth abnormalities at an increasing rate.

Job Description

Orthopedic surgeons have to deal with the following...

-fractures and dislocations

-torn ligaments, sprains, and strains

-tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis

-ruptured disks, sciatica, low back pain, and scoliosis

-knock knees, bow legs, bunions, and hammer toes

-arthritis and osteoporosis

-bone tumors, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy

-club foot and unequal leg length

An average Orthopedic Surgeon arrives to the hospital at 6 am. At 6:30 they will usually have academic lectures, and at 7:30 they usually go to the operating room but sometimes to the office area to see the patients. It’s fairly typical that those things will run until 6-7pm.

Certifications Needed

In order to become an Orthopedic Surgeon you have to get a Board Certification. It is a voluntary process, it’s different from medical licensure. Getting a medical license sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. A Board isn’t only needed for an Orthopedic Surgeon but many other jobs. The Certification can also be called ABRP.


These degrees are required for the job. A 4-year bachelor's degree program in biology, pre-medicine or a related field, four additional years of medical school, and 4 to 5 year orthopedic surgery residency in a hospital.

Interests, Skills, and Aptitudes

You have excellent three dimensional visualization skills, Complex Problem Solving, Critical thinking, Active listening, Speaking, Service, Coordination, Time management, Learning strategies, negotiating, mathematics.

You have to be interested with bone fractures and dislocations.

Range of Salary for begginers

Orthopedic Surgeons earn from $315,000 to $318,000 when they first start.

Job Outlook 2020-2021

Employment of physicians and surgeons is supposed to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will occur because of the continued expansion of healthcare-related industries.

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