Hw2 - 3 What population do they serve the most Government economists expect job growth for doctors including surgeons to be faster than the average

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Brian Lee September 27, 2008 FIGS Health and Medicine HW2: Field of Medicine Field of Medicine: Surgery 1. What do they treat and study? Surgeons are doctors who treat and correct injuries, diseases, and deformities by operating on patients. 2. What are the education requirements and salary? To become a surgeon, you'll need four years of medical school and at least five years of residency (on-the-job training), in addition to a bachelor's degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that surgeons earned an average yearly income of $191,410 in 2007. Salaries for surgical specialists, such as orthopedic surgeons, tend to be higher.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. What population do they serve the most? Government economists expect job growth for doctors, including surgeons, to be faster than the average for all careers through 2016. A large aging population means that more people will need medical services. Changes in health care coverage and advances in technology could potentially limit some demand for surgeons. Also, rural and low-income areas will have the most opportunities because fewer surgeons wish to practice in these places....
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