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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - What They Do


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have generally received their First professional degree before they enter the job market. Once employed, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can expect to earn an average of $173,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 9.1% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are extremely entrepreneurial in nature. Currently, 30.6% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 0.3% are currently unemployed.

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