PEDIATRICIAN "Children are like wet cement. Whatever Falls on them makes an impression." - Dr Haim Ginott

Pediatricians are amazing people who go through rigorous exams and training to make sure your child is in good health. They manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their patients. Pediatricians are trained to treat and diagnose childhood illnesses-- from minor to severe health problems.

Daily Tasks:

  • Reduce infant and child mortality
  • Foster healthy lifestyles
  • Ease difficulties of children and adolescents with chronic conditions
  • Physical exams
  • Diagnose and treat infections, injuries, genetic defects

Education:

  • Graduate from high school
  • 4 years of college
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 1 year of internship
  • 2 years of pediatric residency
  • Board Certified by American Board of Pediatrics

Benefits

  • 21 Vacation Days
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance
  • 401K Retirement with Employer Match
  • Paid Holidays and Cash Out Incentives
  • 28 Paid Leave Days (Maternity/Paternity, Illness, etc.)

Salary:

  • In May of 2015, the average yearly salary for a pediatrician was $175,400

Work Skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Time Management
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Learning
  • Coordination
  • Speaking

Work environment

  • Clincs
  • Hospitals
  • College
  • Hospital Staff
  • Patients
  • Outpatient

Work schedule:

Pediatricians work roughly 50 hours per week and an additional 4 hours per week helping through community education, schools and providing free medical care to the needy.

Pediatricians can choose whether to work in hospital facilities or create their own business.

Hours are based on where they work and what facility they work at. Working hours can be unpredictable because of sudden emergencies.

Issues/Problems

  • Ethical Problems
  • Child/ Parent refuses to co-operate with doctor
  • Abusive Parents
  • Neglect
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Beliefs

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Sari Jacob

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