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Become A Plastic Surgeon

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Working As A Plastic Surgeon

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Processing Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $326,094

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Plastic Surgeon does

  • Processed and followed up on all Insurance claims paid and unpaid.
  • Worked as part of a multi specialty medical group previously in solo private practice for14 years in panhandle of Florida
  • Performed clinic reception duties including greeting patients, answering calls, and scheduling patients according to clinic guidelines.
  • Performed routine dressing changes, suture removal, inventory control, and maintenance of medical records.
  • Set up and assisted with minor surgeries, suture removal, processing of specimen, front office relief as needed.
  • Obtained referrals and re-billed rejected claims back to insurance companies.
  • Front Desk Manager Phones, Appointments, billing, payroll, Staff Scheduling
  • Prepare patients for surgical procedures.
  • Process medicationsrefills.Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery MinnesotaRegistered Nurse
  • Processed correspondence, prepared patient charts, prepared exam rooms
  • Scheduled all laser days and Botox events.
  • Prepare patients for sx, order implants, pre-op labs.
  • Marketed and promoted plastic surgery practice, skin care treatments, and aesthetic skin care products.
  • Consulted with individual patients to implement specialized skin care and cosmetic programduring recovery from plastic surgery procedures
  • Triaged and answered patient phone calls.
  • Skin Screening Clinic, Deaconess GloverHospital!
  • Performed patient care as a medical doctor
  • Communicate with patients on pre- and post-op procedures.

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How To Become A Plastic Surgeon

High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets, usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.


High school graduates can take courses in word processing and office procedures at technical schools or community colleges. Some temporary placement agencies also provide training in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Some medical and legal secretaries learn industry-specific terminology and practices by attending courses offered at community colleges or technical schools. For executive secretary positions, employers increasingly prefer to hire those who have taken some college courses or have a bachelor’s degree.


Secretaries and administrative assistants typically learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. During this time they learn about administrative procedures, including how to prepare documents. Medical and legal secretaries’ training may last several months as they learn industry-specific terminology and practices.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Executive secretaries can gain experience by working in administrative positions that have less challenging responsibilities. Many secretaries and administrative assistants advance to higher level administrative positions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate competency to employers.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals offers the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of administrative work experience, depending on their level of education, and pass an examination.

Legal secretaries have several certification options. For example, those with 1 year of general office experience, or who have completed an approved training course, can acquire the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification through a testing process administered by NALS (previously known as National Association of Legal Secretaries). NALS also offers the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certification, considered to be an advanced certification for legal support professionals.

The Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS) certification is conferred by Legal Secretaries International in areas such as intellectual property, criminal law, civil litigation, probate, and business law. Candidates typically need to have 5 years of legal experience and pass an examination to become certified.


Secretaries and administrative assistants generally advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor, office manager, or executive secretary.

With additional training, many legal secretaries become paralegals or legal assistants.

Important Qualities

Integrity. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are trusted to handle sensitive information. For example, medical secretaries collect patient data that is required, by law, to be kept confidential in order to protect patient privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.

Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.

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Plastic Surgeon Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Korean

  • French


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Real Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pediatric Plastic Surgeon Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation Los Angeles, CA Aug 29, 2016 $600,000
Plastic Surgeon Guthrie Medical Group, P.C. Sayre, PA Jan 07, 2016 $410,000
Plastic Surgeon Olmsted Medical Center Rochester, MN Aug 15, 2016 $400,000
Plastic Surgeon Innovis Health, LLC Fargo, ND Jun 10, 2014 $400,000
Plastic Surgeon Guthrie Clinic, Ltd. Sayre, PA Jul 01, 2013 $400,000
Plastic Surgeon Innovis Health, LLC Fargo, ND Sep 04, 2011 $400,000
Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon Creighton University Omaha, NE Feb 04, 2011 $383,000
Plastic Surgeon St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System Duluth, MN Apr 06, 2010 $380,000
Attending Plastic Surgeon Montefiore Medical Center New York, NY Jul 18, 2016 $375,000
Plastic Surgeon University at Buffalo Surgeons, Inc. Buffalo, NY Aug 01, 2011 $355,000
Plastic Surgeon University at Buffalo Surgeons, Inc. Buffalo, NY Aug 15, 2011 $355,000
Plastic Surgeon (Hand Surgery) Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jul 01, 2013 $331,500
Plastic Surgeon (Hand Surgery) Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Aug 01, 2013 $331,500
Physician, Plastic Surgeon Dept of Veterans Affairs-Oklahoma City Va Health Care System Oklahoma City, OK Feb 29, 2016 $326,094
Plastic Surgeon Baystate Medical Practices, Inc. Springfield, MA May 12, 2013 $290,000

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Top Skills for A Plastic Surgeon


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Top Plastic Surgeon Skills

  1. Surgical Procedures
  2. Skin Care Products
  3. Post-Op Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Traveled internationally to photograph and video record surgical procedures in addition to providing technical support.
  • Conducted and created inventory for office supplies, surgical equipment, maintenance contracts, skin care products, etc.
  • Communicate with patients on pre- and post-op procedures.
  • Process medicationsrefills.Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery MinnesotaRegistered Nurse
  • Scheduled patients Maintained insurance billing, coding, and insurance certification Provided patient clinical support as needed for office procedures.

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