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Salary + Job Growth
On average, a Neurosurgeon makes $266,738 per year, or $128 per hour, and the projected growth rate for this profession is 7% by the year 2030. While your salary will depend heavily on your location, skill level, and years of experience, the highest-paying states (in ascending order) are as follows: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Maine, and Alaska. These salaries range from $217,724, in Wisconsin, to $243,299, in Alaska.
The benefits of working as a Neurosurgeon are as follows: working in a well-respected position, receiving above-average compensation, doing rewarding work, having multiple subspecialties to choose from, and always being challenged.
Neurosurgeons need to have the following skills: dexterity, emotional resilience, the ability to work on a team, problem-solving skills, communication skills, and patience.
As someone practicing in the Neurological Surgery field, also known as a Neurosurgeon, you can expect to perform duties such as examining and diagnosing nervous system disorders and injuries, performing surgeries on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, removing tumors, correcting deformities, and relieving chronic pain. Some neurosurgeons may also work on research and clinical trials. If you work in a hospital, you may be on-call to perform emergency surgeries on trauma patients.
You can expect to work either in a hospital, alongside other specialists in a surgery center, in academics, or you may be doing research.
Although your education will be long and drawn-out without extra education tacked on, some Neurosurgeons choose to pursue CME, or continuing medical education. You can find CME resources via Neurosurgery-focused organization websites, or by searching CME resource-focused websites. These CME resources may include videos, podcasts, conferences (live or virtual), courses (live or virtual), or webinars. Some of the Neurosurgery-specific organizations offering CME resources are as follows: American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS), American Association of Neurological Surgeries (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Journal of Neurosurgery, the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS), and the Neurological Society of America (NSA). Some more general organization websites that you can use to search for Neurosurgery-specific CME resources include Mayo Clinic, AudioDigest, CMEList, University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), and Healio.
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