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NEUROSURGEON, IN-DEPTH: You Get To Solve Mysteries Every Day

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Sasha, a Neurosurgeon who operates on people with brain and spine injuries, talks about what he loves most about his job, its challenges, and the key moment in his career. As a resident, he saw how surgery saved a young boy with a head injury, and he knew he was on the right path.

Degree: Medicine - Neurobiology and Neurosciences
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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Average salary
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$200,000 - $700,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
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Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Analytical skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills, Strength/stamina, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

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<span m='9480'>them.</span> <span m='10280'>You</span> <span m='10380'>need</span> <span m='10440'>to</span> <span m='10550'>solve</span> <span m='10890'>mysteries.</span> </p><p><span m='12040'>And</span> <span m='12220'>then</span> <span m='12460'>also,</span> <span m='13630'>the</span> <span m='14070'>surgeries</span> <span m='14850'>are</span> <span m='14940'>very</span> <span m='15230'>challenging.</span> <span m='16638'>And</span> <span m='19140'>sometimes</span> <span m='19580'>you</span> <span m='19630'>get</span> <span m='19780'>a</span> <span m='19820'>bit</span> <span m='19950'>nervous.</span> <span m='20580'>But</span> <span m='21250'>I</span> <span m='21360'>also</span> <span m='21680'>like</span> <span m='21940'>that.</span> <span m='24640'>It</span> <span m='24810'>feels</span> <span m='24960'>like</span> <span m='25120'>you're</span> <span m='25180'>living</span> <span m='25500'>on</span> <span m='25640'>the</span> <span m='25790'>edge.</span> <span m='27580'>So</span> <span m='27830'>that's</span> <span m='28040'>what I</span> <span m='28260'>like</span> <span m='28580'>the</span> <span m='28670'>most.</span> </p><p><span m='29670'>Every</span> <span m='30020'>day,</span> <span m='30280'>there</span> <span m='30550'>are</span> <span m='30950'>big</span> <span m='31120'>challenges.</span> <span m='33120'>Sometimes,</span> <span m='37300'>you're</span> <span m='37860'>performing</span> <span m='38350'>really</span> <span m='38550'>difficult</span> <span m='39080'>surgeries.</span> <span m='40090'>You</span> <span m='40200'>don't</span> <span m='40400'>know</span> <span m='40510'>what</span> <span m='40720'>to</span> <span m='40820'>do.</span> <span m='41140'>You</span> <span m='41290'>get</span> <span m='41540'>stuck.</span> <span m='42620'>And</span> <span m='43110'>that's</span> <span m='43340'>when</span> <span m='43460'>you</span> <span m='43540'>need</span> <span m='43740'>someone</span> <span m='44390'>who you</span> <span m='44590'>look</span> <span m='44780'>up</span> <span m='44950'>to and</span> <span m='45330'>come</span> <span m='45520'>and</span> <span m='45600'>help</span> <span m='45810'>you</span> <span m='45910'>out.</span> </p><p><span m='47820'>I</span> <span m='48490'>learn</span> <span m='48720'>something</span> <span m='49100'>new</span> <span m='50610'>most</span> <span m='50960'>days</span> <span m='51190'>at</span> <span m='51300'>work.</span> <span m='54010'>Sometimes,</span> <span m='54670'>as</span> <span m='54800'>a</span> <span m='54880'>neurosurgeon,</span> <span m='56790'>you</span> <span m='56960'>have</span> <span m='57180'>doubts.</span> <span m='58000'>You</span> <span m='58170'>don't</span> <span m='58360'>know</span> <span m='59780'>if it's</span> <span m='60140'>meant</span> <span m='60450'>for</span> <span m='60570'>you.</span> <span m='61320'>It</span> <span m='62240'>can</span> <span m='62390'>be</span> <span m='62560'>a</span> <span m='62780'>hard</span> <span m='63180'>lifestyle.</span> <span m='63700'>You're</span> <span m='63810'>working</span> <span m='64150'>a</span> <span m='64230'>lot.</span> </p><p><span m='65340'>And</span> <span m='65660'>you</span> <span m='65980'>also have</span> <span m='66270'>complications.</span> <span m='67260'>Things</span> <span m='67520'>go</span> <span m='67670'>wrong</span> <span m='68080'>when</span> <span m='68550'>you're</span> <span m='68670'>performing</span> <span m='69110'>surgeries.</span> <span m='70080'>So</span> <span m='72590'>when</span> <span m='73050'>I</span> <span m='73150'>was,</span> <span m='73770'>I</span> <span m='74040'>think,</span> <span m='74390'>in</span> <span m='74750'>my</span> <span m='74940'>second</span> <span m='75310'>year</span> <span m='75720'>of my</span> <span m='76130'>residency,</span> <span m='76900'>and</span> <span m='77420'>there</span> <span m='77500'>was</span> <span m='77650'>a</span> <span m='77700'>boy</span> <span m='78010'>with</span> <span m='78300'>a</span> <span 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