Would I Make a Good Surgeon?

Would I Make a Good Surgeon?

We recently looked into the perfect traits of a doctor, but surgeons and specialists actually carry vastly different abilities. Let’s look at one of the differences: Persons who possess a “specialist” orientation are driven to drill down into a subject area to master it. This makes them natural candidates to become experts. It can result in a lack of bedside manner. Doctors and physicians on the other hand are more likely to naturally relate to the people they serve. 

The annual salary for a surgeon is $200,000, and the field continues to grow faster than others. This career focuses on diagnosing and treating injuries or illnesses, and the education and training requirements are demanding. Physicians need a bachelor’s degree, a medical school degree, which takes 4 years to complete, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.

Will You Enjoy Being a Surgeon?

The Meyer’s Briggs finds most great surgeon candidates to be ESTJ or ENTJ because they are:

  • Very practical, results-oriented and respect deadlines 
  • Good at focusing on organization’s goals 
  • Natural organizers; good at making objective decisions 
  • Forceful carrying out their commitments; can be tough when needed 
  • Good at seeing what is inconsistent, impractical, or inefficient 

Could this be the best career step for you? Take this test to find out! 

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