We surveyed 18 oral and maxillofacial surgeons to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon 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 oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for oral and maxillofacial surgeons.