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Salary + Job Growth
The national average salary for Spinal Surgeons is $232,585. The highest-paying states for Spinal Surgeons are Nebraska, New York, Maryland, Washington, and Massachusetts. The salary in these states ranges from $236,933, in Nebraska, to $271,017, in Massachusetts. The hourly rate ranges from approximately $113 per hour to approximately $130 per hour. The expected job growth rate for Orthopedic Surgeons, in general, is around 7% by the year 2030.
Some benefits of working in spine surgery include helping a wide age range of patients, the ability to directly help patients with life-threatening ailments, and getting the chance to work with advanced technology.
In your career as a Spine Surgeon, you will need the following skills: patience, dexterity, communication, compassion, and the ability to work well under pressure.
As a Spine Surgeon, you will perform job duties such as performing surgeries for patients with ailments regarding the spine, conducting and overseeing patient care, planning and executing disease prevention, maintaining records of patient profiles, treatments, and progress, and making referrals to physical therapists or other specialists as needed.
Typically, a Spinal Surgeon will work in a hospital, trauma ward, public or private practice, an outpatient clinic, or doing research.
Once you have completed your education requirements to become a Spinal Surgeon, you may choose to pursue CME, or continuing medical education. There are a few places you can find resources, most of them being through specialty-specific organizations. In some cases, however, you may find that certain state-specific websites have resources, as well. Generally, these resources come in the following forms: videos, virtual or live conferences, webinars, podcasts, and virtual or live courses. Some of the specialty-specific organizations include BroadWater, LLC., North American Spine Society (NASS), International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), and Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE).
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