Ophthalmologist - Salary and Career
Doctors in surgical specialties

Ophthalmologist - 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 earn

A Ophthalmologist 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

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

Doctors in surgical specialties must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Ophthalmologist 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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