Ophthalmologist doctor - Salary and Career
Doctors in surgical specialties

Ophthalmologist doctor - 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 Ophthalmologist doctor earn

A Ophthalmologist doctor earns between $2.297 and $12.706 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.051 and a median salary of $3.936 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 194 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Ophthalmologist doctor

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.051 60.609 1.263 50
1º Quartile 2.297 27.565 574 23
Median Salary 3.936 47.227 984 39
3º Quartile 9.690 116.281 2.423 96
Higher Salary 12.706 152.472 3.176 126


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 Ophthalmologist doctor

Doctors in surgical specialties must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Ophthalmologist doctor the most in the job market

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




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