An Orthopedic Surgeon fixes broken and ailing bones.A single sweep of your eye on the figures below are enough to convince that bones are big money!
Orthopedic surgeons earn really big money. Here are sample mid-career, annual base salaries :
Houston, TX: $322,000/-
Los Angeles, CA: $350,000/-
Miami, FL: $315,000/-
New York, NY: $367,000/-
Seattle, WA: $342,000/-
Orthopedic surgery has been amongst the highest paid specialties in the USA.
It ain't too easy for International Medical graduates, especially who need US visas, to land a orthopedics position. Most programs will need you to do a preliminary year - and usually visa for a single year is not always sponsored (green card holders / Citizen IMGs obviously have an advantage here). And of course, American Medical Graduates prefer the field (it's highly satisfying paying) !
NOTE: Salaries here are the 50th Percentile Salaries and may apply to mid-career levels - the lower percentile salaries (for fresh physicians) may actually be lower by 30,000- 40,000 $
2.CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Orthopedics
3. Netter's Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy