We surveyed 39 cardiothoracic surgeons to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical cardiothoracic surgeon. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a cardiothoracic surgeon?

Low

High

Working as a cardiothoracic surgeon typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that cardiothoracic surgeons are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.