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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