Pediatrician Lheanne Montgomery

Daily Task

Pediatrician's advise parents on how to properly care for their child, they examine children, plan and execute medical programs, and prescribe medication and treatment.

Work schedule

The average a pediatrician works is 50 hours per week.

Salary

On average, a pediatrician makes $175,000 a year.

Work Enviroment

Pediatricians usually work in clinics or hospitals or they either own their own clinic or partner up with Physicians.

Problems that may arise

Some issues that come with being a Pediatrician is that parents may not always agree with you with what is beneficial for the child based on the parents personal views on the situation. Another issue would be confidentiality. There are just some things that parents cant know based on confidentiality of their patient. There are also issues depending on where you work and how much you can earn based on where you are located. The worst issue is seeing a neglected child and having to report that a child is being neglected.

Benefits

Health Insurance (United Health Care Choice Plus): Single: free. Married: $50/month to cover spouse. $75/month to cover entire family.

Life Insurance: $50,000 term policy provided free of charge

Vacation: 15 days per year

Maternity/Paternity Leave: Provided

Disability Insurance: Provided free of charge

Sick Leave: 9 days per year

Conference Leave: 5 days per year. Travel funds provided if presenting.

How do they help children and families?

Pediatricians help children by finding out whats wrong with them and prescribing them either medicine or a specific treatment. They help families by being able to find and cure their child.

Education

Most aspiring physicians and surgeons must complete an undergraduate degree, followed by 4 years of medical school and a 3-7 year internship and/or residency. The length of residency depends on specialization, which in the field of pediatrics, could reach 7 years. Afterward, a license must be obtained. Pediatric medicine focuses on preventing, treating, and diagnosing childhood illnesses and diseases, as well as monitoring a child's growth and development from infancy to young adulthood.

Work skills

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience.

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