MBTI® Test INTJ Surgeon

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Realistic, Social (IRS) (GOT)

In order to be content in a career as a surgeon, a certain degree of characteristics are well suited. A specific Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality type often aligns with specific careers, allowing those types to match their gifts with the career that best suits them. The strong problem-solving, logical and organizational tendencies’ of the Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging Myers-Briggs test (INTJ) types, make INTJ personality types excellent fits for careers such as surgeons.

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A career as a surgeon is much like that of a physician, however instead of using medication and therapy to properly treat ailments, surgeons use a variety of surgical methods (whether invasive or non-invasive) in order to cure or help treat a disease or illness. Depending on the type of surgeon and the area of medicine that the surgeon is practicing in, a surgeon may spend his or her day conducting surgical operations on their patients; examining pre- and post-op patients and discussing their medical needs; evaluating a person’s medical history and current level of health to see if they’re a good candidate for surgery; developing pre- and post-op plans to ensure efficient healing; diagnosing a variety of ailments; and assisting other physicians or surgeons in diagnosing, consulting, and operating. At some hospitals, especially at research hospitals affiliated with universities, surgeons may conduct clinical trials or document case studies of particular procedures. In some cases, these findings can be published in medical or surgical journals or presented at conferences.

In addition, a surgeon must have great attention to detail, stress tolerance, and a high degree of integrity. A career in this field also requires a great deal of independence, as a surgeon must be dependable with the ability to make decisions without supervision. A surgeon must also have concern for others, being cooperative while at the same time being persistent and steady in his or her work. Because surgeons often hold their patients’ lives in their hands, an ability to focus and perform precisely and accurately even when under pressure or time restraints is absolutely necessary. In addition, since they almost always work as part of a team in the operation room or on the surgical staff, they need to be able to communicate clearly and kindly with other staff members to ensure that patients receive the highest possible quality of care.

With such a specialized career, surgeons are required to have an enormous breadth of knowledge, both of scientific principles and of certain tools and devices used to conduct surgery. A background in medicine, biology, psychology, and therapy are essential, as are skills in patient care, education, computers, personnel management, and communication. Exceptional reasoning and judgment skills are also imperative, as the surgeon is working with the lives of their patient and cannot make mistakes. As a result of all of the knowledge and expertise required for this occupation, surgeons are required to obtain at least a Medical and Doctoral degree, additionally post-doctoral training is highly advised.

Below are some employment trends for Surgeons:

  • Median wage: $90.00 hourly, $187,200 annually
  • Employment: 48,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Much Faster than average (22% or Higher)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 23,100

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)