A urological surgeon is a type of physician who specializes on invasive procedures on the urinary tract, as well as procedures for treating some reproduction-related problems. The job of an urological surgeon is highly demanding and very stressing, though in some aspects it can be easier than those of most other surgeons. Urological surgeons typically work in the same conditions like other surgeons – surrounded by a team of assistants who provide them with tools and other types of services necessary for the operation.
It’s not easy to become a urologic surgeon – like other types of physician jobs, the job of an urologic surgeon requires going through medical school and obtaining a degree there, and afterwards specializing further in order to get allowed to practice as a surgeon. It typically takes a few years of internship before one is allowed to hold the scalpel themselves, and the precise number of years varies between jurisdictions.
As an urological surgeon, one’s earning potential is usually quite high, with salaries of $230,000 – $265,000 being the most common. It’s not unusual for a surgeon to be paid highly in the first place, but the specific job of an urological surgeon adds various extra bonuses to the job, such as good perks and health bonuses. Additionally, the working hours for an urological surgeon tend to be remarkably flexible, contrary to what’s common for most other surgeons. This makes the job a somewhat more attractive choice for a surgeon.