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RESEARCH FACULTY, Orthopedic Surgery Center: Improving The Lives Of Patients And Colleagues

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As Research Faculty at an Orthopedic Surgery Center, the day is spent researching new ways to improve patient care. If you have a passion for something, find a suitable area in that field to become successful. With college, staying at an In-state college for an Undergraduate degree cuts costs and choosing a community college for your first two degrees gives you the same degree in the end but helps cut costs.

Degree: Biochemical Engineering
Job Title: Research Faculty at Orthopedic Surgery

Job Summary: Orthopedic Surgeon & Researcher

Job Description

Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and skin. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system. The physicians who specialize in this area are called orthopedic surgeons or orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons are involved in all aspects of heath care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. They use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery.

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Additional Info

Orthopaedics is an extremely competitive field. There are approximately 650 residency programs available each year in the 170 accredited programs. Candidates for orthopaedic residencies generally graduate at the top of their medical school classes. Most have completed a full orthopaedic rotation in medical school. About 7 percent of current orthopaedic surgery residents are women; about 20 percent are members of minority groups.

Certification Requirement
Required by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$205,000 - $370,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Empathy, Leadership ability, Likes working with hands, Organizational skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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<span m='15030'>my</span> <span m='15280'>mother</span> <span m='15750'>was</span> <span m='15980'>sick</span> <span m='16430'>while</span> <span m='16630'>I</span> <span m='16700'>was</span> <span m='16880'>in</span> <span m='16990'>college,</span> <span m='17570'>and</span> <span m='17820'>I</span> <span m='17940'>decided</span> <span m='18380'>to</span> <span m='18430'>go</span> <span m='18630'>in</span> <span m='18780'>bioengineering.</span> <span m='20290'>And</span> <span m='20660'>from</span> <span m='20820'>that,</span> <span m='21090'>I</span> <span m='21310'>got</span> <span m='21540'>into</span> <span m='21790'>the</span> <span m='22040'>area of</span> <span m='22415'>orthopedics.</span> <span m='22950'>It's</span> <span m='23130'>a</span> <span m='23190'>lot</span> <span m='23420'>like</span> <span m='23590'>building</span> <span m='24240'>buildings,</span> <span m='24710'>except</span> <span m='25070'>I'm</span> <span m='25425'>helping build</span> <span 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