The PathMatch Guide to

Plastic Surgery

A Day in the Life

A Plastic Surgeon is a licensed medical doctor trained in patient interactions, trauma care and basic surgery techniques, as well as specialized areas, such as tissue transfer, body contouring, and laser surgery. Plastic Surgeons shape and mould regions of the body like the ears and face and repair congenital problems, such as malformed bone structures in the hands or feet. 

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Great hand-eye coordination 
  • Strong communication skills to explain medical terminology and procedures 
  • Advanced understanding of the developments within the medical field 
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills 
  • Ability to work well under stress

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

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Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Junior-Level
  2. Mid-Level
  3. Mid-Senior Level
  4. Senior Plastic Surgeon

Demand for Talent

  • Projected Growth: MASSIVE 
  • Current Demand: STRONG 
  • Employment opportunities for surgeons in general are expected to grow by 14% from 2016 to 2026, which means that the demand for plastic surgeons will continue to rise 
  • Additionally, between 2016 and 2026, there will be an increase of 6,5000 plastic surgeon jobs


Mid-Senior Level
Senior Plastic Surgeon

Teams You'll Work With


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