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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

  • Cardiovascular Surgeon
  • General Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Physician
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Surgeon
  • Thoracic Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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, or 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, or 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, or 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

  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Helicopter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Anesthesiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Anesthesiologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Anesthesiologist, Cardiothoracic (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Anesthesiologist, Pain Management (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Cardiologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Child Neurologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Geneticist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Colon Rectal Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Critical Care Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dermatologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dermatologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dermatologist, Dermatopathology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Dermatologist, Pediatric Dermatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Physician (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Services Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Services Physician, Emergency Medicine Specialist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Endocrinologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Medicine (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Obstetrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Pain Management (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Sports Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Field Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Flight Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Gastroenterologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, Helicopter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Practice Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • General Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Internist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Cardiology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Endocrinology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Gastroenterology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Geriatrics/Palliative Care Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Hematology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Infectious Diseases (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Nephrology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Pulmonary Diseases (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Rheumatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Internist, Sleep Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Oncologist/Hematologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nephrologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurological Surgery, General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurological Surgery, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurologist, Sleep Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurosurgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Neurosurgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Nuclear Medicine Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Endocrinology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Urognyecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Medicine Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Cornea/External Disease (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Neuro-Ophthalmology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Pathology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Strabismus/Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ophthalmologist, Vitreous/Retina (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Facial Esthetics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Maxillofacial Reconstruction (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Temporomandibular Joint (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • 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)
  • Otolaryngologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist, Facial Plastic Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist, Laryngology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist, Otology/Neurotology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist, Pediatric Otolaryngology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist, Rhinology and Cranial Base Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otorhinolaryngologist, Sleep Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Cardiology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Child Abuse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Developmental Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Endocrinology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Gastroenterology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Hematology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Neonatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Nephrology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Neurology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Pulmonology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Sleep Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physiatrist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Medicine Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, Helicopter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pilot-Physician, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Plastic Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Plastic Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Podiatrist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Podiatry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Helicopter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Rheumatologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • 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)
  • Urologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist, Endourology/Robotics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist, Female Urology/Reconstruction (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Urologist, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Surgeon