Day in the life of a Heart Surgeon: Dr Paul Massimiano of Adventist Health Care takes us through a day of minimally invasive heart surgery.
What does a Heart Surgeon do?
A heart surgeon is a medical professional who has trained to specialize in surgical procedures inside the thorax, this can include heart, esophagus, lungs, and other organs in the chest. Heart surgeons have the ability to prolong, improve, and save patients’ lives.
How do you become a Heart Surgeon?
UCAS details the path to take in order to become a surgeon. If this is a career you are interested in and would like to know more, click here to read the full article.
How much does a Heart Surgeon make?
The average heart surgeon in the UK with around 4-6 years experience can be looking to make around £91,000 a year. The bottom 10% are looking to make around £51,000 a year and then with the top 10% making above £140,000 according to Pay Scale. The reason Heart Surgeons get paid so much is because they perform such complex surgeries which have taken years and years of studying to master.
Bonuses can range anywhere from around £2000 up to £51000 a year taking your potential salary to around £200,000 if you are one of the best heart surgeons.
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