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what is a pediatrician
What Is A Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is someone who examine patients, order, perform and interprets diagnostic tests, and examine patients regularly to assess their growth and developments. Pediatricians also prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness and disease.

As you all may know, pediatrician’s patients are infants and children.

day to day activites
Day-To-Day Activites
  • Meet parents and patients
  • Gather information and conduct examinations to identify health problems
  • Discuss treatments with parents and patients

- Discussions may include recommendations, medical procedures, and references to other specialist (if needed).

career benefits
Career Benefits
  • Typical employment benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year
  • Paid Leave

-Vacation: 14 working days

-Sick Leave: 12 working days

  • Insurance Programs

-Comprehensive medical are plan

-Dental insurance

-Vision insurance

-$100,00 basic life insurance

-Disability insurance

-Professional Liability

education in general
Education in General
  • As a pediatrician you will ALWAYS be learning.
  • 4 years of undergraduate courses at a college or university

-which will get you a BS, BA, or Bachelor’s Degree

  • Then you will attend 4 years of Medical School
  • Then you’ll have 3 years of residency training
  • After 3 years of residency you are now a pediatrician and “eligible” to become “certified” in pediatrics
education high school
Education: High School
  • Classes: Basic Sciences ( biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, geometry, calculus if possible)
  • Classes: Humanities ( English, a foreign language)
  • Get involved in high school charity organizations
  • TIP: Develop good study habits in high school and be involved.
education college
Education: College
  • Most students take a “Premed” curriculum, which includes some basic science courses
  • Students simply need to fulfill the basic science course requirements that most medical schools recommend.
  • These include: Biology- 1-2courses of

basic genetics, 1 course of basic microbiology and

molecular biology

Chemistry- 1-2 courses in basic organic


Physics- 1 basic course

Math- 2 courses in calculus

education medical school
Education: Medical School
  • First two years are focused on basic medical science.

Courses: human anatomy, physiology,

chemistry, microbiology,

pharmacology, neuroanatomy, etc.

  • Second two years are focused on clinical sciences where you get “hands-on” experience with patients

Courses: Internal Medicine, Radiology,

Cardiology Surgery, Emergency

Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, etc.

education residency
Education: Residency
  • Once done with Medical School, you’re now an official doctor
  • Most difficult 3 years of your training is your residency
  • Emotional and physical challenges
  • National average: $158,170 per year
  • The average Pediatrician salary: $77.60 per hour
  • Lowest 10% earn is $40.79 per hour
  • Upper 10% earn is $80.00 per hour
  • Basic skills- listening, not interrupting, asking good questions, pros & cons of difficult ways to solve a problem
  • Problem Solving- noticing a problem and figuring it out
  • People system- picking best options
  • Verbal- verbal communication, listening and understanding
  • Ideas and Logic- putting multiple detailed information together
  • Attention- paying attention and not getting distracted
  • People interested in this field like activities that include ideas, thinking and problem solving
  • Anne: “Pediatricians must be patient and compassionate. They must also be good listeners and have a great deal of energy.”
  • “ I would say that most pediatricians can count on remaining in the position for the rest of their life. Some burn out and work part time,” said Anne.
  • “Unless all sickness is eradicated from earth, the need for doctors wont go away,” said Frank.
  • Putting children at ease and persuading them everything is going to be alright.
  • Emotional strains
  • Excessive demand by patients parents
  • Getting into Medical School
  • After you get into Medical School and graduating it wont be hard to find a job