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Rata Hāparapara

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


Trainee surgeons usually earn

$72K-$124K per year

Experienced surgeons usually earn

$151K-$212K per year

Source: Assn of Salaried Medical Specialists and Resident Doctors' Assn, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a surgeon are good due to a shortage of workers.
A surgeon with theatre nurses and patient in an operating theatre

A surgeon, assisted by theatre nurses, preparing for an operation (Photo: Ministry of Health)

Last updated 29 October 2018