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Plastic Surgery Career

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Our lives are composed of choices. Every day we make decisions that somehow affect our lives, for example, how we treat others. One of the most important decisions one makes in life is his or her career choice. I grew up switching what I wanted to be practically every week. One week I would say that I wanted to be a marine biologist, the next I would want to be a college professor. As of this moment, I am most interested in the career of plastic surge, whether or not that is what I will become in the future, I do not know, but it choice. Although becoming a plastic surgeon requires at least a decade of schooling after high school, once I have completed the necessary years I will be capable of saving peoples’ lives and making enough money…show more content…
In 2012, surgeons in general were paid an average $187, 200 a year, that is $90 an hour. This would be enough money to support me and give me enough money to be capable of enjoying many luxuries in life. Not only is the career a well paying one, it is also a growing one. This means that the job opportunities will increase as time passes. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), there is an 18% job outlook and is growing “faster than average” between the time of 2012-2022. The increase in job opportunities means there will be more insurance in obtaining and keeping a job, in fact there will be about 124, 000 more jobs available for surgeons by the end of the ten year range according to BLS. Not only is the plastic surgeon group growing, many subsections are available, which allows many doors to be opened. Some of the plastic surgery subcategories, “including cranio-maxillofacial surgery, microvascular surgery, hand surgery”(Maser). Hand surgery is focused on improving and changing the shape and structure of a hand while allowing it to still function properly. Microvascular surgery is “moving tissues from one area of the body to another and reestablishing blood supply” (Maser). One last example of a subcategory is cranio-maxillofacial surgery which is “ treating the conditions involving the bones of the face and skull, and their associated soft tissue abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate” (Maser). The economic benefits definitely outweigh the possible struggles of long years of
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