WHY DO I WANT THIS CAREER!?
I want to be a pediatrician because i love to help younger children and i have always dreamed about being one since i was like 4 or 5 year sold. The person that truly inspired me to be a pediatrician would have to be my very own pediatrician DR. Byke. Every time i go to the doctors i see doctor Byke an the way he treats his patients is outstanding and he has always been the best. He plays games with his patients and gives them cupcakes and when i see the phenomenal job that doctor Byke does it just makes me think to myself ''Hey this is something that you'd be very good at''. From my experiences with helping my two younger sisters and my MANY younger cousins when they scrape their knee, or if they have miner nose bleeds and stuff it just makes me want to take my child care career onto the next level.
- Median wages (2015) $81.87 hourly, $170,300 annual
- Projected growth (2014-2024) Faster than average (9% to 13%) Faster than average (9% to 13%)
- Projected job openings (2014-2024) 12,900
- Telephone — 96% responded “Every day.”
- Contact With Others — 91% responded “Constant contact with others.”
- Exposed to Disease or Infections — 91% responded “Every day.”
- Face-to-Face Discussions — 91% responded “Every day.”
- Frequency of Decision Making — 91% responded “Every day
- Freedom to Make Decisions — 73% responded “A lot of freedom.”
- Physical Proximity — 72% responded “Very close (near touching).”
- Duration of Typical Work Week — 76% responded “More than 40 hours.”
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 69% responded “Extremely important.”
- Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 86% responded “Every day.”
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 73% responded “Very high responsibility.”
- Deal With External Customers — 81% responded “Extremely important.”
- Structured versus Unstructured Work — 51% responded “A lot of freedom.”
- Work With Work Group or Team — 59% responded “Extremely important.”
- Electronic Mail — 66% responded “Every day.”
- Consequence of Error — 71% responded “Extremely serious.”
- Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 51% responded “Very high responsibility.”
- Coordinate or Lead Others — 58% responded “Extremely important.”
- Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 69% responded “Very important results.”
- Letters and Memos — 47% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
- Frequency of Conflict Situations — 37% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
- Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 50% responded “Every day.”
- Time Pressure — 36% responded “Every day.”
- Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 35% responded “Extremely important.”
- Spend Time Standing — 46% responded “About half the time.”
- Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 39% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
- Level of Competition — 26% responded “Moderately competitive.”
- Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
- Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations
- Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
- Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
- Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
- Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-nature, cooperative attitude.
- Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
- Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
- Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
- Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
- Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
- Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Harvard University (the college i plan to attend)
Knowledge That they need!
- 4 years of college.
- 4 years of medical school (being a medical student)
- 3 years of general pediatric training in a hospitals and other places (being an intern and resident)
- Need a doctor degree
- Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development
- Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
- Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
- Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
- Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.