English 9 Honors
12 March 2014
Career Research Paper
Being an orthopedic surgeon has always fascinated me. I have always dreamed of becoming a doctor, but not just any doctor. I also knew that I wanted to deal with sports injuries since I had my fair share of them. So what better way to combine the two then becoming an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine? Orthopedic surgery is an operation performed by a medical specialist such as an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon, who is trained to assess and treat problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body. Becoming one is no simple task though. It requires a MASSIVE amount of education with lots of determination and schooling.
Most schools offer this type of education, but I am looking forward to attending BYU as I love that part of Utah. After that, you move to medical school where you study two years in the classroom and two years in the field. BYU doesn't offer medical school, so I will have to apply to another school which offers my schooling. Then after you have completed that task, you must complete residency which requires two to four years. The median expected salary for a typical orthopedic surgeon in the United States is $450,000. Which is a lot of money!!!$$$$:)
Orthopedic surgeons will be in high demand because of the aging population in America. Bone-related diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis occur more commonly in old age. The best states to live in if you want to have your own private practice being an orthopedic surgeon is those in which people...