Surgeon - How to enter the job

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Surgeons consult with patients and operate on people to treat and manage disease and injuries.


Trainee surgeons usually earn

$70K-$175K per year

Experienced surgeons usually earn

$151K-$600K per year

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists and Resident Doctors' Association.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a surgeon are good due to a shortage of workers.

Last updated 4 June 2015