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Physician, Surgeon
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesTreat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive methods, such as manual manipulation or by using instruments and appliances.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$166,400+ per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsSurgeons typically work in well-lit, sterile environments while performing surgery and often stand for long periods.

Minimum Education RequirementsM.D.

SkillsMonitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, Critical Thinking, Operation and Control, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, Time Management, Systems Evaluation, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science, Systems Analysis

AbilitiesOral Expression, Finger Dexterity, Memorization, Control Precision, Visualization, Category Flexibility, Manual Dexterity, Arm-Hand Steadiness, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Flexibility of Closure, Written Comprehension, Selective Attention, Near Vision, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression

InterviewsDerrick Cox