DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
Occupational Description:Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation. Excludes "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons" (29-1022).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 9 - South Central||40||12||$130/yr||$24.57/hr||N/A||>$80.00/hr||>$80.00/hr||>$80.00/hr||>$80.00/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||250||$14.48/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Surgeons
- Operates on patient to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent diseases, or improve or restore patient's functions.
- Analyzes patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
- Examines patient to provide information on medical condition and patient's surgical risk.
- Conducts research to develop and test surgical techniques to improve operating procedures and outcomes.
- Directs and coordinates activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, and other medical staff.
- Examines instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
- Refers patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.