The Medicus Firm has 6 physician jobs in Cardiothoracic Surgery with salaries ranging from $676,000 to $676,000
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The current average salary for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon is $326,742, which comes out to around $157 per hour. It is important to note, however, that your salary will change based on your location, skill set, and years of experience. The states with the highest average salaries for this profession are as follows (in ascending order): Minnesota, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and Alaska. The average salaries in these states range from $233,056, in Minnesota, to $245,501, in Alaska. This profession is expected to grow by 7% by the year 2030.
Some benefits of working as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon include receiving above-average compensation, doing rewarding work, being in a high-demand career, constantly developing within your career, and being well-respected.
A Cardiothoracic Surgeon should possess the following skills: problem-solving skills, organization skills, communication skills, dexterity, and the ability to work on a team.
While working as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, you can expect to perform the following job duties: perform operations to treat heart conditions, review patient history to determine treatment, identify tests and the need for follow-up visits, and conduct extensive tests and examinations.
Cardiothoracic Surgeons work in hospital settings, academics, or the government. Occasionally, they may be required to appear at outpatient clinics.
Some physicians choose to pursue CME, or continuing medical education, once they complete the education requirements to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. You will find that there are specialty-focused organizations as well as directory-like websites that can either guide you to or provide you with the tools you need for CME. Some CME resources are as follows: podcasts, live or virtual conferences, webinars, videos, or live or virtual courses. The organizations that can provide you with CME resources are as follows: the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), StatPearls, eMedEvents, CMEList, CTSNet, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the Association of Physician Assistants Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (APACVS).
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