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Career profile Orthopedic Surgeon

Also known as General Surgeon, Hand Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Physician, Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

Also known as General Surgeon, Hand Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Pay Range
$77,240 - $208,000+ (annual)
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What does an Orthopedic Surgeon do?

Orthopedic Surgeons diagnose and perform surgery to treat and prevent rheumatic and other diseases in the musculoskeletal system.

What is an Orthopedic Surgeon salary?

The median salary for an Orthopedic Surgeon is over $208,000, and the average salary is $251,650. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Orthopedic Surgeon salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.

Many Orthopedic Surgeons earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Orthopedic Surgeons earn less than $77,240 per year, 25% earn less than $188,170, 75% earn more than $208,000, and 90% earn more than $208,000.

Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Orthopedic Surgeons is expected to change by -2.9%, and there should be roughly 1,000 open positions for Orthopedic Surgeons every year.

Median annual salary
Over $208,000
Typical salary range
$77,240 - Over $208,000
Projected growth (2020 - 2030)
-2.9%

What personality traits are common among Orthopedic Surgeons?

Interests

Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.

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Values

People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.

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Psychological Demands

Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.

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What education and training do Orthopedic Surgeons need?

Many Orthopedic Surgeons have earned a graduate degree. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a doctoral degree, such as a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D..

Orthopedic Surgeons may need some on-the-job training, but most candidates will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Educational degrees among Orthopedic Surgeons

  • 100.0% earned a doctorate or professional degree

Knowledge and expertise required by Orthopedic Surgeons

Through education, training, or experience, most Orthopedic Surgeons will need to be proficient in mutliple areas to perform their job well.

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Important Abilities needed by Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic Surgeons must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.

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Critical Skills needed by Orthopedic Surgeons

Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.

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What is the source of this information?

The information provided on this page is adapted from data and descriptions published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under the CC BY 4.0 license. TraitLab has modified some information for ease of use and reading, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration has not approved, endorsed, or tested these modifications.

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