Being a surgeon can be a rewarding and profitable career path. However, keep in mind that schooling will cost you about 11 to 16 years of your life starting with four years of undergrad, four years at medical school, three to five years of residency training at a hospital, and one to three years for specialty training.
Being a doctor may mean that you're always on call, and not to mention, you have to handle the stress of possibly being responsible for someone's life on a day-to-day basis.
Average salary according to Bureau of Labor Statistics: $225,390.
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