Pediatric Oncologist

Gabriela Canale

Description

A Pediatric Oncologist is a physican who specializes in cancers of children.

Travel, Dangers, and Advantages

Traveling:

In this job you will traveling to different hospitals, doctor's offices, and even doctor conventions.


Dangers:

With this career you will be working with children. There are dangers when you take the child into surgery; if anything goes wrong. Then if the children is going through emotional problems, they might kick or even punch you.


Advantages:

The benefits of this job is that you are helping people, and mostly children. You know that the children will have a future infront of them and their life isn't ending early.

Another advantage is that you have a continuous education, which the doctor can study and learn about ways to help defeat cancer. There are more advantages like you have a no limit health insurance, this only some of the benefits in becoming a Pediatric Oncologist.


Disadvantages:

The disadvantages in this career is if you make personal connections with the patients and their family, and what if the child sadly pass away. You need to be brave and a "strong" person, but is there any one like that?

Helping children, let them live their lives longer!

Eduaction and Salary

Education

It is required have a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). You must pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA).


Colleges

-Thomas Jefferson University has awarded more than 26,000 medical degrees.

-Stanford University ranked 6th best medical school in the U.S.


Salary

In 2008 the average salary for physicans offering specialized treatment earned $340,000. Though the East has the lowest salary, the South had the highest. It just depends where you work.