An orthopaedic surgeon performs surgery to treat muscular and skeletal diseases and injuries. Registration or licensing is required. In Australia an orthopaedic surgeon is a Skill Level 1 occupation.
Orthopaedic Surgeon is on the following skill lists:
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In Australia the job of an orthopaedic surgeon is to perform surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, and improve human functioning and appearance. Medical Registrars training as Surgeons are included in this unit group.
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required in Australia as an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Occupations within the Orthopaedic Surgeon Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the surgeons group, if not specifically listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Australia is $ 275,758 per year. Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 44.4
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 2535) Surgeons - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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