Trauma surgeon - Salary and Career
Doctors in surgical specialties

Trauma 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 Trauma surgeon earn

A Trauma surgeon 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 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 Trauma surgeon

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 Trauma surgeon

Doctors in surgical specialties must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Trauma surgeon 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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