We surveyed 64 ophthalmologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical ophthalmologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an ophthalmologist?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an ophthalmologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an ophthalmologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an ophthalmologist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as an ophthalmologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for ophthalmologists.