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Surgeons consult with patients and operate on people to treat and manage disease, injuries and physical deformities. They work indoors mainly in operating theatres and hospitals, alongside anaesthetists, nurses, surgical assistants and other medical professionals. They work with their hands on small, delicate areas and often specialise in one area, such as brain (neuro) surgery or cosmetic surgery. They are highly trained and well paid because their job requires a high skill level and a great deal of technical knowledge and experience. Surgeons need to be extremely accurate, patient and methodical in their work - their patients' lives depend on it!