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Surgeon

Last modified: August 10, 2012, 01:33 PM
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This is an ideal career for analytical and logical thinkers. Surgeons are physicians who specialise in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity through operations. Using a variety of instruments with patients under general or local anaesthesic, you correct physical deformities, repair bone and tissue after injuries, or perform preventive surgeries on patients with debilitating diseases or disorders.

Salary p/a
50k +
Qualifications
Post Graduate
Intensity
Standing
Demand
High
Travel
Low
Conditions
Indoor
Weekly Hours
60+
Pros
  • Reward knowing you have changed or saved a person’s life
  • Financially attractive - afford the finer things in life in the hours that are your own
  • Having peoples trust and respect
Cons
  • Long training period
  • Excessively long hours, hard work, time poor
  • Stresses on families and relationships and difficulties with work/life balance
The Bottom Line

A long, tough road getting qualified and maintaining knowledge and skill levels, but the personal satisfaction and financial rewards more than compensate. An ageing population will ensure ongoing employment and people always will get sick in some form or another. Demand continues to be greater than supply particularly in the regional areas.

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