We surveyed 90 plastic surgeons to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical plastic surgeon. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a plastic surgeon?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a plastic surgeon?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a plastic 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 a plastic surgeon?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a plastic surgeon.