Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Stress Tolerance * Dependability * Concern for Others * Integrity * Initiative * Independence * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk. * Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure. * Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Assistant Professor of Surgery, Brain Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Colorectal Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgeon, Dermatologist, Doctor, Eye Surgeon, General Surgeon, Hand Surgeon, Heart Doctor, Heart Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Doctor (MD), Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Ophthalmic Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatric Surgeon, Physician, Physician Surgeon, Physicians and Surgeons, Plastic Surgeon, Podiatric Foot and Ankle Specialist, Reconstructive Surgeon, Spinal Surgeon, Surgeon, Surgical Endoscopist, Surgical Oncologist, Thoracic Surgeon, Transplant Surgeon, Transverse Abdominal Muscle Surgeon (TRAM Surgeon), Trauma Doctor, Trauma Surgeon, Upper Extremity Surgeon, Urologic Surgeon, Urologist, Vascular Surgeon.