Obstetrician - Salary and Career
Doctors in surgical specialties

Obstetrician - 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 Obstetrician earn

A Obstetrician earns between $2.582 and $13.982 per month, with an average monthly salary of $6.191 and a median salary of $5.473 according to an Averwage.com 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 1.274 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Obstetrician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 6.191 74.287 1.548 55
1º Quartile 2.582 30.985 646 23
Median Salary 5.473 65.681 1.368 49
3º Quartile 10.663 127.958 2.666 95
Higher Salary 13.982 167.782 3.495 124

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 Obstetrician

Doctors in surgical specialties must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Obstetrician the most in the job market

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

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