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Summary Report for:
29-1243.00 - Pediatric Surgeons

Diagnose and perform surgery to treat fetal abnormalities and birth defects, diseases, and injuries in fetuses, premature and newborn infants, children, and adolescents. Includes all pediatric surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Sample of reported job titles: Cardiovascular Surgeon, General Surgeon, Hand Surgeon, Physician, Plastic Surgeon, Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon

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Tasks  |  Technology Skills  |  Tools Used  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Credentials  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques that can improve operating procedures and outcomes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with patient's other medical care specialists, such as cardiologist and endocrinologist, to determine if surgery is necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Describe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, or preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area, to parents or guardians of the patient. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents, and diagnose health issues to determine need for intervention, such as surgery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Follow established surgical techniques during the operation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform parents and guardians of child's health problems and surgical procedures through various channels, such as in-person and telecommunication systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret results of preoperative tests and physical examinations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Manage surgery services, including planning, scheduling and coordination, determination of procedures, or procurement of supplies and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor patient's recovery using postoperative assessment techniques, such as blood and imaging tests, and follow-up visits. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate on fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform transplantation operations, such as organ transplants, on fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare case histories. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Computer imaging software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Human resources software — Human resources management system HRMS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — Electronic medical record EMR software; Epic Systems Hot technology ; MEDITECH software Hot technology ; Three-dimensional 3D virtual surgery software (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Microsoft Windows Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used

  • Abdominal retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Amputation retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Arterial line catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED; Internal defibrillators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Autotransfusion units — Cell savers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blood recovery and delivery systems — Autologous blood recovery systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bronchoscopes or accessories — Bronchoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories — Hemodynamic monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cardiovascular or thoracic retractors — IMA retractors; Thoracic retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Central venous catheters — Subclavian lines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cervical retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Colposcopes or vaginoscopes or accessories — Colposcopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cryosurgery equipment or accessories — Cryoprobes; Cryosurgery units See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cystourethroscopes — Cystoscopes; Flexible ureteroscopes; Rigid ureteroscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters or sets — Pulmonary artery catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrocardiography EKG units — Electrocardiography EKG machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment — Argon beam coagulators; Biopolar cautery equipment; Electrosurgery units; Harmonic scalpels (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endoscopic clamp or dissector or grasper or forceps — Laparascopic graspers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endoscopic insufflation or distention units or accessories — Endoscopic insufflators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Endoscopic video cameras or recorders or adapters or accessories — Endoscopic video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eyemagnets for ophthalmic surgery — Eye magnets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Facial shields — Protective eye shields See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products — Flexible fiberoptic endoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gastrointestinal retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heart and lung machines or accessories — Cardiopulmonary bypass pumps; Heart and lung machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laparoscopes or laparoscopic telescopes — Laparascopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lip retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lung retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Surgical masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical stapler for external use — Skin staplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical stapler for internal use — Bowel stapling equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use — Diagnostic ultrasound equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use — Portable x ray machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nerve retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Operating room patient fracture tables or orthopedic tables or accessories or related products — External fixators; Fracture tables See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Operating room patient positioning devices or accessories — Mayfield headrests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Operating room patient procedure tables or accessories or related products — Andrews tables See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmic retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmic surgery instrument sets — Vitrector sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oral retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Orthopedic retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies — Oxygen administration equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps — Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Periosteotomes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plastic surgery retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pulse oximeter units — Pulse oximeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radiosurgical gamma knife units or scintillators — Radiosurgical gamma knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rectal retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Resectoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Short wave diathermy units — Diathermy equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skin retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spine or neuro retractors — Cervical spine retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sternum retractors — Sternal retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical bone cutting forceps — Bone-cutting forceps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical bone hand saws or wire saws or saw handles — Surgical hand saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical calipers or rulers — Surgical calipers; Surgical rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical chisels or gouges — Bone chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories — Dressing forceps; Sponge forceps; Tumor forceps; Vascular clips (see all 40 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical curettes or loops — Surgical curettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical dermatomes or dermabraders or dermameshers or accessories — Dermatomes; Padgett dermatomes; Zimmer dermatomes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical dilators or accessories — Surgical dilators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical drapes — Sterile drapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical drivers or its parts or accessories — Surgical hand drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical elevators or levers — Surgical elevators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical extractors — Stone extractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical hammers or mallets — Surgical mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical irrigation or suction handpiece or cannula or tip — Suction tips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical irrigation sets or accessories — Irrigation tubing; Surgical irrigation sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical lasers or accessories — Carbon dioxide CO2 lasers; Holmium lasers; Laser dopplers; Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Nd:YAG lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical lighted fiberoptic retractors — Surgical fiberoptic retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical lithotripters or accessories — Ultrasonic lithotripters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical microscopes or loops or magnifiers or accessories — Ceiling mounted microscopes; ENT microscopes; Portable surgical microscopes; Surgical microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical needle holders for general use — Surgical needle holders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical nerve stimulators or accessories — Surgical nerve stimulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical nippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical or endoscopic catheters or catheterization kits or drainage bags — Endoscopic catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical perfusion catheters or connectors or accessories — Balloon perfusion catheters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical pneumatic or battery or electric saws or drills or pin drivers or accessories — Craniotome drills; Sternal saws; Surgical power drills; Surgical power saws (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical pneumatic or electric tourniquets or accessories — Surgical tourniquets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical power equipment sets or accessories — Hip arthroplasty robots; Robotic arms; Surgical robots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical probes or directors — Tactile probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical punches or punch holder or accessories — Biopsy punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical rake retractors — Rigid rake retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical rasps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical retractors for general use — Surgical retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical rongeurs — Bone ronguers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Surgical scalpels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical scissors — Enterotomy scissors; Thoracic scissors; Tonsil scissors; Uterine scissors (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical smoke evacuators or accessories — Operating room smoke evacuators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical specula See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical spreaders — Rib spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical suction machines or vacuum extractors or ultrasonic surgical aspirators or regulators or accessories — Cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirators CUSA; Suction machines; Surgical aspirators; Wells Johnson aspirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical taps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical tourniquets or vascular occluders or ligators or accessories — Vascular occluders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical trocars for general use or accessories — Surgical trocars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical urology retractors or its accessories — Urology retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suture needles — Surgical suture needles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tissue retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tracheal retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Urological surgical instrument sets — Optical urethrotomes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Uterine devices or accessories — Hysteroscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Uterine retractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vascular sequential compression devices or tubing — Sequential compression devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vein harvest kit or system — Endoscope vein harvesting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vein retractors See more occupations related to this tool.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with family members to discuss client treatment plans or progress. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Diagnose medical conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage healthcare operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order medical supplies or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prescribe medications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record patient medical histories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise patient care personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists.
Employment data for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists.
Industry data for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists.

Median wages (2020) $100.00+ hourly, $208,000+ annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2020) 41,500 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Decline (-1% or lower) Decline (-1% or lower)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 1,000
State trends
 
Top industries (2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2020-2030 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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