The survey showed that 73% of practicing cardiothoracic surgeons are either satisfied, very satisfied, or extremely satisfied with their current career; so much so, that almost 50% would recommend that their children or grandchildren pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery.Sep 14, 2016
The highest-paid physician specialties Specialists in plastic surgery earned the highest physician salary in 2020 — an average of $526,000. Orthopedics/orthopedic surgery is the next-highest specialty ($511,000 annually), followed by cardiology at $459,000 annually.May 26, 2021
The task of a cardiologist is to diagnose and treat heart problems medically (without surgery). In order to treat patients, cardiologists consult with surgeons to decide if the patient needs surgery. They can also work together to treat problems with irregular heart beats.Dec 15, 2020
The median annual cardiothoracic surgeon salary is $353,627 in 2018, which is significantly higher than the $208,000 median for all surgeons. Cardiologists currently earn a median salary of $242,957 per year. The top tier of cardiac specialists can expect to earn more than $458,978 annually.