"It's a beautiful day to save lives" By:Kat Maloney 9th hour

About Being a Surgeon

  • Operate on patients
  • Diagnose diseases
  • Treat injuries
  • Usually work in a hospital
  • It combines teaching, learning, and researching
  • Centers around patient care
  • You can form long term relationships with patients and their families
  • You will usually work in an OR (operating room)
  • You could operate on transplants
  • You will you use a variety of tools


  • You will get paid very good money, on average a surgeon $130,000 a year, you wouldn't have to worry about bills, or taxes
  • There is a variety of sub specialties available, there are many areas of surgery you could work in(neurological, cardiovascular, orthopedic)
  • Saving lives, while being a surgeon the patients lives is in your hands, and saving a life seems pretty exciting


  • Long hours, when you're a surgeon you usually have to work 48 hours at a time, so you have to get a lot of rest, and try not to sleep while you're working
  • The education and training is lengthy, you have to take 11-16 years of training and education, it's very long
  • You are responsible for the life of a patient, that could cause high stress, the life of this patient is in your hands

High School Classes

  • Biology, biology is the study of living organisms, so if your going to be operating on a person you will need to take lots of biology classes
  • Anatomy, anatomy is concerned with the bodily structure of living organisms, you will need to learn about anatomy or take AP anatomy classes in high school to become a surgeon

College Classes

  • Inorganic Chemistry, inorganic chemistry deals with the synthesis and behavior of inorganic and organometallic compounds.
  • Organic Chemistry, organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds (other than simple salts such as carbonates, oxides, and carbides).


Concordia University-St. Paul Minnesota

Concordia University in St. Paul Minnesota has great education if you are going to become a surgeon, the price of going to Concordia is $45,000 a year. They have professors who care about you and how you do in college. Concordia also has great athletic teams, basketball, hockey, football, etc.

901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562
(218) 299-4000

Marquette University-Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marquette University, an outstanding college, it is private and costs up to about $50,000 a year. They have excellent education. If you are looking to be a surgeon this is one of the best colleges to go to.

Marquette University
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (800) 222-6544

Purdue University-Fort Wayne Indiana

Purdue University located in Fort Wayne Indiana, has a great education for being a surgeon. They have a great campus, teachers, and more. Purdue costs around $9.000 a year. Overall Purdue is a good place to go to college.

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7570

Associations and Organizations Information

American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

633 N Saint Clair Street

Chicago, IL 60611-3211

Toll free: 800-621-4111

(P) 312-202-5000

(F) 312-202-5001


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

9400 West Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Phone: 847.823.7186Fax: 847.823.8125


Are you ready to save lives? Being a surgeon will be the best job for you! You will form relationships with your co workers, patients, and their families. You will get to operate on patients, do medical research, and of cours save lives. The average salary will be $130,000 a year! You will work in a great hospital. You will do very many surgery working on the human body. This is a great job! This is the job for you!