Overview Work in operating rooms at hospitals. May work at universities. Must work long hours and on call. Away from family most of the time.
Education and Additional Training 4 years undergraduate school 4 years medical school 3 to 8 years of internship and residency Pre-medical students must complete undergraduate work. Medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs.
Growth Potential and Job Outlook Growth Potential- +22% Outlook- Increasing
Related Careers Doctor of Optometry Dentist Chiropractor Anesthesiologist Oncologist Geriatrician
Comparison Part 1 Job overview- diagnose illnesses, analyze patient’s medical history, direct and coordinate activities of people in the hospital. Job overview- head of company, makes all the final decisions, directs overall operations of the business, formulate policies. Cardiovascular Surgeon CEO
Comparison Part 2 Education- 4 years undergraduate school, 4 years medical school, 3 to 8 years of internship and residency. Salary- average: $181,850 Growth Potential- 22% Education- Bachelor’s degree or high in liberal arts or business administration, study accounting and marketing. Salary- average: $107,970 (though some top executives can earn up to millions of dollars) Growth Potential-1.38% Cardiovascular Surgeon CEO
Comparison Part 3 Career Outlook- increasing. Facility- operating rooms in hospitals. Related Careers-Anesthesiologist, Oncologist, Geriatrician. Career Outlook- Little to no change/stable. Facility- spacious office. Related Careers- Chief information officers, Franchise owners, Office administrators. Cardiovascular Surgeon CEO
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