General surgeon - Salary and Career
Doctors in surgical specialties

General surgeon - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform surgical interventions according to the needs of each patient, implant orthoses and prostheses, transplant organs and tissues, carry out medical consultations and assistance for the treatment of patients, implement disease prevention and health promotion actions, both individual and collective, prepare medical documents , administer health services and disseminate knowledge in the medical field.

How much does an General surgeon earn

A General surgeon earns between $2.941 and $18.646 per month, with an average monthly salary of $7.198 and a median salary of $5.819 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 565 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the General surgeon

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 7.198 86.376 1.799 64
1º Quartile 2.941 35.294 735 26
Median Salary 5.819 69.823 1.455 52
3º Quartile 14.221 170.646 3.555 126
Higher Salary 18.646 223.757 4.662 166

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals
        • doctors in surgical specialties

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Main workplaces

Doctors in surgical specialties the positions of this CBO family develop their activities in the sectors of health, social services, teaching, research and development. They act as self-employed without permanent supervision, can work individually or in teams, carry out activities indoors and at irregular hours. In some situations, they work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and, due to the nature and responsibility of their work, they are subject to stress. In some of the occupations professionals may be subject to the action of toxic, chemical, radioactive and biological materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Doctors in surgical specialties

The occupations are performed by professionals with higher education, accredited by the CFM Conselho Federal de Medicina. The exercise of the function takes place after a period of one to two years of professional experience plus a specialization course or medical residency in the area of expertise.

Functions and activities of General surgeon

Doctors in surgical specialties must:

  • diffuse medical knowledge;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • manage health services;
  • treating patient (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • diffusion medical knowledge;
  • diffusion of medical knowledge;
  • treat patient (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • implement actions for health promotion;
  • practice surgical interventions;
  • difusing medical knowledge;
  • practicing surgical interventions;
  • disseminate medical knowledge;
  • implementing actions for health promotion;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • perform consultation and medical assistance;
  • treat the patient (as a biopsychosocial being);
  • elaborate medical documents;
  • spreading medical knowledge;
  • administering health services;
  • perform medical consultation and assistance;

  • Activities

    • treat complications;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • perform gene therapy;
    • select work team;
    • indicate treatment;
    • evaluate therapeutic options;
    • implementing biosecurity measures;
    • demonstrate quickness of perception;
    • issue prescriptions;
    • teaching classes;
    • refer patients to other professionals;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • supervise medical acts;
    • providing preventive treatments;
    • practice clinical interventions;
    • perform instrumental workup;
    • promoting health campaigns;
    • attend interconsultations;
    • supervise staff;
    • perform treatments with physical agents;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt language;
    • manage financial resources;
    • forwarding organs and tissues;
    • describe medical actions;
    • define surgical technique;
    • forward organs and tissues;
    • developing procedures;
    • elaborate reports;
    • demonstrate time management skills;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • develop equipment;
    • remove organs and tissues;
    • establishing medical-hospital committees;
    • prescribe medication;
    • set up service schedule;
    • establishing a health action plan;
    • check equipment and instruments;
    • develop procedures;
    • performing organ and tissue transplants;
    • perform treatments with biological agents;
    • select equipment and instruments;
    • demonstrate ability to preserve medical confidentiality;
    • follow the patient's therapeutic plan;
    • specify inputs;
    • define surgical team;
    • select patients in specific situations;
    • provide consultancy and advice;
    • perform hospital visits;
    • preserving organs and tissues;
    • set up medical-hospital committees;
    • coordinating health programs;
    • develop research projects;
    • select orthoses, prostheses and special materials;
    • writing scientific papers;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • monitor the patient's medical evolution;
    • perform medical expertise, audits and investigations;
    • issue certificates;
    • discuss diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with patients, guardians and family members;
    • manage urgent and emergency situations;
    • distribute tasks;
    • perform treatments with chemical agents;
    • evaluating risks of surgery;
    • raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • request interconsultations;
    • dispatch work;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • diagnose the health status of patients;
    • implementing biosafety measures;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • practice interventional procedures;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • prescribing immunization;
    • request interconsultations;
    • organizing continuing education courses;
    • participating on boards of associations, class entities and health councils;
    • issue reports;
    • demonstrate ability to deal with adverse situations;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • organizing scientific meetings;
    • request additional exams;
    • perform medical expertise, audits and inquiries;
    • practicing interventional procedures;
    • practice interventionist procedures;
    • demonstrate decision-making ability;
    • promoting educational activities;
    • evaluate the risks of surgery;
    • writing scientific papers;
    • elaborate medical records;
    • issue opinions;
    • perform urgent and emergency care;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • establish medical-hospital committees;
    • to raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • coordinating health programs;
    • assist in the regulation of medical activities;
    • participate in the boards of associations, professional associations and health councils;
    • disseminating information in the media;
    • request hospitalization;
    • establish prognosis;
    • perform physical examination;
    • fill in compulsory notification forms;
    • supervise medical training;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • evaluate expert knowledge;
    • interpret data from clinical exams and complementary exams;
    • demonstrate impartiality of judgment;
    • demonstrate altruism;
    • demonstrate tolerance;
    • demonstrate selective attention capacity;
    • prescribing hygienic-dietary measures;
    • disclose information in the media;
    • elaborate reports;
    • tracking prevalent diseases;
    • demonstrate medical actions;
    • developing research in medicine;
    • elaborate standard operating procedures;
    • assist the delivery;
    • issuing certificates;
    • issue declarations;
    • prescribe immunization;
    • participating on boards of associations, professional associations and health councils;
    • perform community health diagnosis;
    • perform complementary exams;
    • prescribe treatment;
    • operating equipment and instruments;
    • elaborate informative and normative material;
    • assist standardization of medical activities;
    • assist the regulation of medical activities;
    • elaborate protocols for medical procedures;
    • implanting prostheses and orthotics;
    • perform home visits;
    • plan patient treatment;
    • participate in meetings, congresses and other scientific events;
    • evaluate medical acts;

    Sectors that hire General surgeon the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • general public administration
    • outpatient care activities
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • health management support activities
    • other human health care activities
    • support activities for education

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