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Surgeons - 29-1067.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • General Surgeon
  • Surgeon
  • Physician
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Cardiovascular Surgeon
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
  • Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques that can improve operating procedures and outcomes.
  • Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions and provide treatments, such as medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff.
  • Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
  • Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk.
  • Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
  • Manage surgery services, including planning, scheduling and coordination, determination of procedures, and procurement of supplies and equipment.
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions.
  • Prepare case histories.
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.
  • Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Order medical supplies or equipment.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Colon Rectal Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Field Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Neurological Surgery, General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurological Surgery, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurosurgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurosurgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Biomechanical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Replacement Arthroplasty (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Traumatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Plastic Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Plastic Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Cardiac (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Colon and Rectal (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Multiorgan Transplant (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Neurological (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Pediatric (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Peripheral Vascular (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Plastic (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Thoracic (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgeon, Trauma/Critical Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgery, General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgery, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Thoracic Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Surgeon