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Surgeons
(SOC Code : 29-1067)
in Riverside County

Treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive methods, such as manual manipulation or by using instruments and appliances.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a First professional degree .

Riverside County is part of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA, which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA20141st Qtr$108.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Data for Riverside County are not available. Data for Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA has been substituted.

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA2010 - 20204104908019.516
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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Physician and SurgeonDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Medical Board of California
Licensing Program
www.mbc.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Riverside County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Offices of Physicians 2,07360.0%
Colleges and Universities 9313.7%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 534.4%
Outpatient Care Centers 3581.8%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk.
Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients` functions.
Analyze patient`s medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation`s necessity and to determine best procedure.
Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient`s operative area.
Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions and provide treatments, such as medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms.
Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff.
Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.
Prepare case histories.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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