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Pediatric Surgeons

Also called: General Surgeon, Physician, Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon

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What they do:
Diagnose and perform surgery to treat fetal abnormalities and birth defects, diseases, and injuries in fetuses, premature and newborn infants, children, and adolescents. Includes all pediatric surgical specialties and subspecialties.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
  • Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques that can improve operating procedures and outcomes.
  • Consult with patient's other medical care specialists, such as cardiologist and endocrinologist, to determine if surgery is necessary.

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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Epic Systems Hot Technology
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Computer imaging software
Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology

Education

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Job Outlook

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Salary
$208,000+
$77,240
$208,000+
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