◊◊Plastic Surgeon◊◊

—◊— By: Kane Snowden —◊—

What they do?

Plastic surgeons perform operations that change the shape or appearance of part of a patient's body. They not only perform cosmetic surgeries such as nose jobs or face lifts, but they also perform reconstructive surgeries for patients who have injuries from a car crash or other accident or for those with birth defects.

Work Conditions?

Plastic surgeons work inside. Unfortunately they work 60 hours a week. They have a very time consuming job, which is a disadvantage.
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They average salary for $395,000 a year.
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What kind of education do you need to be a plastic surgeon?

You must at least have 4 years of college.

Career Ladder

You may become an anesthesiologist or an assistant before you become a plastic surgeon. From there you can work your way up the payment ladder.

Employment Outlook

Plastic surgeons will probably not be replaced with robots anytime soon. The plastic surgeon field is said to increase 18% by 2022

Related Jobs

Some basic related jobs are a doctor, anesthesiologist, a cosmetic surgeon, and a nurse.

Advantages and Disadvantages


  • You get to help people with birth defects.
  • They make good money.
  • You may get to meet celebrities.


  • You have to work more than 48 hours a week


You will probably need to be smart, patient, and caring to be a plastic surgeon.

Career Cluster

A plastic surgeon falls under the career cluster Health & Science.