Orthopedic and traumatologist - Salary and Career
Doctors in surgical specialties

Orthopedic and traumatologist - 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 Orthopedic and traumatologist earn

A Orthopedic and traumatologist earns between $2.862 and $14.333 per month, with an average monthly salary of $6.015 and a median salary of $5.000 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 842 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Orthopedic and traumatologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 6.015 72.186 1.504 58
1º Quartile 2.862 34.347 716 27
Median Salary 5.000 60.000 1.250 48
3º Quartile 10.931 131.174 2.733 105
Higher Salary 14.333 171.999 3.583 137

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 Orthopedic and traumatologist

Doctors in surgical specialties must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Orthopedic and traumatologist the most in the job market

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

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