Other names for this job might include Assistant Professor of Surgery, Brain Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Colorectal Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgeon, Dermatologist, Doctor
On a daily basis, Surgeons Analyze patient’s medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation’s necessity and to determine best procedure. They Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients’ functions.
1 of the main responsibilities as A Surgeon is to Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
Some may also Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient’s operative area.
In a normal work day, another thing that Surgeons do is they Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk.
In addition to that, they Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions and provide treatments, such as medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms..
A typical day for A Surgeon look like this:
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
Operate on patients to treat conditions.
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
We asked some Surgeons a few questions to find out what else does their work day look like. Here is what we found.
Do you have telephone conversations everyday in this job?
87% said yes
Do you have to use email everyday in this job?
48% said yes
How important is it to work in a team in this job?
70% said very important
Do you have group discussions everyday in this job?
91% said yes
Do you have to meet strict deadlines everyday in this job?
57% said yes
Do you talk or work with customers everyday in this job?
57% said yes
Do you have to deal with angry customers everyday in this job?
18% said yes
Do you have to make decisions everyday in this job?
69% said yes
Besides the “typical day” things that Surgeons do, they Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary. They might also Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
A typical week or month for them might include:
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
More than 40 hours per week
Regular (Set schedule and routine)
In a typical work week as A Surgeon, you can expect to work More than 40 hours per week.
Do Surgeons work in an office-style work environment?
Once a week
Once a month
Once a year
Do Surgeons work in a warehouse-style work environment?
You will like this career if you are someone who likes working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. They like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
You also like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
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