What Surons do on a daily basis
They save peoples lives. They operate on people. If they're an ER surgeon. they might operate on someone, unsuspectingly. Other sugeons have planned out surgeries.
Credentials and Salary
Most people have a doctoral degree. Some people have a professional degree, but there are very few of them that do. Some people have post doctoral training like understudying a famous doctor or going to night school. The average surgeon in the United states makes, $187,200+
Tools and Job outlook
The tools for this job are very expansive. They as well range from very different things.
Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment Endoscopic clamp or dissector or grasper or forceps — Laparascopic graspers Endoscopic insufflation or distention units or accessories — Endoscopic insufflators Endoscopic video cameras or recorders or adapters or accessories — Endoscopic video cameras Eyemagnets for ophthalmic surgery — Eye magnets Facial shields — Protective eye shields Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products — Flexible fiberoptic endoscopes Gastrointestinal retractors Heart and lung machines or accessories — Cardiopulmonary bypass pumps; Heart and lung machines Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV equipment Laparoscopes or laparoscopic telescopes — Laparascopes Lip retractors Lung retractors Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Surgical masks Medical stapler for external use — Skin staplers Medical stapler for internal use — Bowel stapling equipment Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use — Diagnostic ultrasound equipment Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use — Portable x ray machines Nerve retractors Operating room patient fracture tables or orthopedic tables or accessories or related products — External fixators; Fracture tables Operating room patient positioning devices or accessories — Mayfield headrests Operating room patient procedure tables or accessories or related products — Andrews tables Ophthalmic retractors Ophthalmic surgery instrument sets — Vitrector sets Oral retractors Orthopedic retractors Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies — Oxygen administration equipment Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps — Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps Periosteotomes Personal computers Plastic surgery retractors Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters Radiosurgical gamma knife units or scintillators — Radiosurgical gamma knives Rectal retractors Resectoscopes Short wave diathermy units — Diathermy equipment Skin retractors Spine or neuro retractors — Cervical spine retractors Sternum retractors — Sternal retractors Surgical bone cutting forceps — Bone-cutting forceps Surgical bone hand saws or wire saws or saw handles — Surgical hand saws Surgical calipers or rulers — Surgical calipers; Surgical rulers Surgical chisels or gouges — Bone chisels Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories Surgical curettes or loops — Surgical curettes Surgical dermatomes or dermabraders or dermameshers or accessories — Dermatomes; Padgett dermatomes; Zimmer dermatomes Surgical dilators or accessories — Surgical dilators Surgical drapes — Sterile drapes Surgical drivers or its parts or accessories — Surgical hand drivers Surgical elevators or levers — Surgical elevators Surgical extractors — Stone extractors Surgical gloves Surgical hammers or mallets — Surgical mallets Surgical irrigation or suction handpiece or cannula or tip — Suction tips Surgical irrigation sets or accessories — Irrigation tubing; Surgical irrigation sets Surgical lasers or accessories — Carbon dioxide CO2 lasers; Holmium lasers; Laser dopplers; Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Nd:YAG lasers Surgical lighted fiberoptic retractors — Surgical fiberoptic retractors Surgical lithotripters or accessories — Ultrasonic lithotripters Surgical microscopes or loops or magnifiers or accessories Surgical needle holders for general use — Surgical needle holders Surgical nerve stimulators or accessories — Surgical nerve stimulators Surgical nippers Surgical or endoscopic catheters or catheterization kits or drainage bags — Endoscopic catheters Surgical perfusion catheters or connectors or accessories — Balloon perfusion catheters Surgical pneumatic or battery or electric saws or drills or pin drivers or accessories Surgical pneumatic or electric tourniquets or accessories — Surgical tourniquets Surgical power equipment sets or accessories — Hip arthroplasty robots; Robotic arms; Surgical robots Surgical probes or directors — Tactile probes Surgical punches or punch holder or accessories — Biopsy punches Surgical rake retractors — Rigid rake retractors Surgical rasps Surgical retractors for general use — Surgical retractors Surgical rongeurs — Bone ronguers Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Surgical scalpels Surgical scissors Surgical smoke evacuators or accessories — Operating room smoke evacuators Surgical specula Surgical spreaders — Rib spreaders Surgical suction machines or vacuum extractors or ultrasonic surgical aspirators or regulators or accessories As for the job outlook it will decrease by 2% in the upcoming years (2024) Which means less people are getting injured, or having injuries that need surgery which is a good thing. Also it means that there will be less surgeons, meaning they are more rare. When somethings rarity goes up so does it's value, that means there could be an increase in pay for surgeons.