Careers in Surgery: Descriptions & Salary
Careers in Surgery and more.
Alternate Career Titles: Anesthesia Specialist
Career Overview: Anesthesiologists prescribe and administer anesthesia to patients.
Career Salary Range: $146,310 to $392,890
Required Minimum Degree/License: Doctor of Medicine
Alternate Career Titles: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, DPM
Career Overview: Podiatrists provide specialist care to patients experiencing issues with a foot, ankle or lower leg
Career Salary Range: $48,830 to $208,000
Required Minimum Degree/License: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree
Alternate Career Titles: General Surgeon, Operating Surgeon
Career Overview: Surgeons treat patients for injuries, diseases, illnesses and deformities through invasive, non-invasive or minimally invasive surgeries
Career Salary Range: $120,000 to $390,000
Required Minimum Degree/License: Doctor of Medicine Degree
Alternate Career Titles: First Assistant, Non-Physician Surgical Assistant, Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA), and Surgical Assistant-Certified (SA-C)
Career Overview: Surgical Assistants provide assistance before, during and after surgical procedures
Career Salary Range: $32,470 to $67,000
Required Minimum Degree/License: Postsecondary Non-degree Award or Associate’s Degree in Surgical Assisting
Alternate Career Titles: Surgical Tech, ST, Operating Room Technician
Career Overview: Assist in surgical operations by preparing operating rooms, arrange equipment and by providing aid to doctors throughout surgeries.
Career Salary Range: $31,720 to $64,800
Required Minimum Degree/License: Postsecondary Non-Degree Award or an Associate’s Degree