We surveyed 68 orthopaedic surgeons to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical orthopaedic surgeon. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an orthopaedic surgeon?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an orthopaedic surgeon?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic surgeon?

Easy

Hard

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