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Salary + Job Growth
The current average salary for an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon is $173,321 per year, which averages out to around $83 per hour. While your salary will vary based on your location, skill set, and years of experience, you do have the opportunity to pursue a job in a location with a higher average salary. The states that pay the highest average salaries for this field are as follows: Vermont, New Hampshire, Idaho, California, and New York. The salaries in these states range from $263,633, in Vermont, to $283,992, in New York. In general, the job market for physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 3% by the year 2030.
Some non-medical benefits of working as an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon include starting your career at an early age compared to those in other specialties, higher compensation in relation to the amount of effort (in comparison to other specialties), a lower patient risk when performing procedures, and working in a rewarding specialty.
Some skills you will need as an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon include (but are not limited to): leadership ability, the willingness to continuously learn, having a realistic approach to each situation, dexterity, and a flexible outlook on patients’ needs.
As an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, your primary duty is to treat broken bones following an accident or traumatic injury. Your job will also include performing duties such as bone and joint transplantation, minimally invasive bone grafting, pelvic reconstruction, soft tissue reconstruction, and treatment of infected fractures.
As an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, you can expect to work in and around emergency rooms in hospitals (which includes emergency departments and operating rooms).
While pursuing a career as an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon is a journey in itself, you may choose to pursue CME, or continuing medical education, once you have completed your initial education requirements. You will find CME resources from specialty-focused organizations and on directory-like websites. Some CME resources you may find are podcasts, webinars, conferences, and videos. You may find Orthopedic Trauma Surgery CME resources from the following organizations: the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA), the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE), AudioDigest, CMEList, and BoardVitals.
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