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NEUROSURGEON: Fixes The Brain, Which Makes Us Who We Are

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Sasha is a Neurosurgeon, a type of doctor who operates on people with brain and spine injuries. He became so fascinated with the wonders of the human brain that he took time off from practicing to do extra research on brain tumors, and to obtain a Ph.D. He advises: do your homework! It may seem boring at times, and you may have to sometimes say no to fun things, but it's important for your future.

Degree: Medicine - Brain Research
Job Title: Neurosurgeon

Job Summary: Neurosurgeons

Job Description

Neurosurgeons are a type of physician who specialize in researching, rehabilitating, and performing surgery on the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, or other nerve tissue.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$200,000 - $700,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Physically demanding, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Likes working with hands, Patience, Strength/stamina, Technical skills, Verbal communication skills, Hand-eye coordination
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m='15600'>brain</span> <span m='16280'>tumor</span> <span m='17250'>or</span> <span m='18096'>if</span> <span m='18520'>they</span> <span m='19150'>need</span> <span m='19440'>surgery</span> <span m='20480'>after</span> <span m='20940'>an</span> <span m='21180'>accident</span> <span m='21730'>where</span> <span m='21870'>they</span> <span m='22060'>injured</span> <span m='22420'>their</span> <span m='22780'>head</span> <span m='23120'>or</span> <span m='23210'>brain,</span> <span m='24596'>then</span> <span m='25880'>I</span> <span m='25980'>have</span> <span m='26150'>to</span> <span m='26230'>go</span> <span m='26350'>to</span> <span m='26410'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='27440'>I</span> <span m='27600'>went</span> <span m='27870'>to</span> <span m='28100'>medical</span> <span m='28490'>school.</span> <span m='29190'>And</span> <span m='29370'>I</span> <span m='29410'>was</span> <span m='29550'>really</span> <span m='29880'>fascinated</span> <span m='30510'>by</span> <span m='30670'>the</span> <span m='30800'>brain</span> <span m='32470'>because</span> <span m='32800'>it</span> <span m='33530'>makes</span> <span m='34080'>us</span> <span m='34380'>who</span> <span m='34490'>we</span> <span m='34710'>are.</span> <span m='36580'>And</span> <span m='37110'>it</span> <span m='37220'>really</span> <span m='37470'>caught</span> <span m='37690'>my</span> <span m='37860'>attention.</span> <span m='39020'>And</span> <span m='39830'>that's</span> <span m='40070'>the</span> <span m='40180'>main</span> <span m='40410'>reason</span> <span m='40700'>why</span> <span m='40840'>I</span> <span m='40870'>wanted</span> <span m='41310'>to</span> <span m='41400'>become</span> <span m='41840'>a</span> <span m='42330'>brain</span> <span m='42530'>surgeon.</span> </p><p><span m='44220'>After</span> <span m='44370'>medical</span> <span m='44710'>school,</span> <span m='45170'>I</span> <span m='45370'>started</span> <span m='45800'>as</span> <span m='46680'>an</span> <span m='47000'>intern,</span> <span m='47940'>which</span> <span m='48170'>is</span> <span m='48300'>like</span> <span m='50810'>the</span> <span m='51100'>first</span> <span m='51380'>job</span> <span m='51680'>doctors</span> <span m='52110'>have.</span> <span m='53560'>And</span> <span m='54150'>after</span> <span m='54490'>that,</span> <span m='54870'>I</span> <span m='54910'>started</span> <span m='55220'>my</span> <span m='55350'>residency</span> <span m='55960'>to</span> <span m='56090'>become</span> <span m='56510'>a</span> <span m='57180'>neurosurgeon.</span> <span m='58470'>And</span> <span m='58630'>that</span> <span m='58870'>takes</span> <span m='59510'>six</span> <span m='59890'>years.</span> <span m='61020'>And</span> <span m='61460'>I</span> <span m='61480'>also</span> <span m='62860'>took</span> <span m='63080'>some</span> <span m='63230'>time</span> <span m='63580'>off</span> <span m='63740'>to</span> <span m='63900'>do</span> <span m='64090'>research</span> <span m='64720'>on</span> <span m='64910'>brain</span> <span m='65160'>tumors.</span> <span m='70460'>Time</span> <span m='70650'>flies.</span> <span m='71850'>After</span> <span m='72380'>eight</span> <span m='72600'>years,</span> <span m='73030'>I'm</span> <span m='73180'>a</span> <span m='73900'>brain</span> <span m='74150'>surgeon</span> <span m='74550'>with</span> <span m='74710'>a</span> <span m='74810'>Ph.D.</span> </p><p><span m='75800'>If</span> <span m='76240'>you</span> <span m='76340'>want</span> <span m='76480'>to</span> <span m='76530'>be</span> <span m='76670'>a</span> <span m='76730'>neurosurgeon,</span> <span m='77540'>my</span> <span m='77910'>best</span> <span m='78280'>advice</span> <span m='78730'>to</span> <span m='78800'>you</span> <span m='79090'>would</span> <span m='79810'>be</span> <span m='80090'>to</span> <span m='80490'>do</span> <span m='80600'>your</span> <span m='80780'>homework.</span> <span m='82000'>And</span> <span m='84290'>sometimes</span> <span m='85230'>you</span> <span m='85450'>have</span> <span m='85720'>to</span> <span m='87710'>prioritize,</span> <span m='88542'>and</span> <span m='88960'>you</span> <span m='89160'>need</span> <span m='89330'>to</span> <span m='89450'>say</span> <span m='89630'>no</span> <span m='89920'>to</span> <span m='90080'>some</span> <span m='90415'>things.</span> <span m='92580'>Even</span> <span m='92810'>though</span> <span m='93040'>it's</span> <span m='93440'>boring</span> <span m='94830'>and</span> <span m='96210'>sometimes</span> <span m='97180'>you</span> <span m='97250'>feel</span> <span m='97450'>sad</span> <span m='97790'>when</span> <span m='97890'>you</span> <span m='97980'>miss</span> <span m='98290'>out</span> <span m='98540'>on</span> <span m='98750'>a</span> <span m='99350'>party</span> <span m='99820'>or</span> <span m='99930'>something,</span> <span m='100440'>sometimes</span> <span m='100890'>you</span> <span m='100970'>need</span> <span m='101210'>to</span> <span 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