Orthopedic Surgeon

By: Caroline Silverthorne

Education

  • 4 year bachelor degree in Biology, Pre-Medicine, or related field
  • additional 4 years of medical school
  • another 4 - 5 year orthopedic residency
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Reponsibilities

  • treat muscle and skeletal problems
  • preform physical exams
  • spinal surgeries
  • joint surgeries
  • repair fractures and breaks in bones
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Salary

Most orthopedic surgeons make on average $519,000 per year.

What Else??

Orthopedic surgeons do more than just surgery. They also treat basic injuries. Another thing they help out in is sports medicine. At many major sports events, an orthopedic is always around in case of injury,