Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Bringing life to the world, each step at a time...
Not only does OB/GYNs help bring lives into the world, but they also do year round check-ups for women, and women only. These doctors order diagnostic test and make diagnosis. They have the power to order medication and treatment. OB/GYNs will provide health care before, during, and after a woman's pregnancy.
Hard-work Pays Off
In Order to Become a Full-time OB/GYN Doctor You Need:
- Four years of graduate school
- For years of medical school
- Being able to bring life in the world
- Putting smiles on a pateint's face
- Getting recognized for your hardwork
- Average start: $194,479 per year
- Median salary: $250,000 per year
- Maximum salary: $361,565 per year
- Bonus: up to $3,000
The Everyday Life of an OB/GYN
OB/GYNs often takes the responsibility of having 24-hour shifts, so this doctor, Marisa Chavez, helps us understand and break down her typical 24-hour schedule.
- 6:00 a.m.-- The doctor gets up and starts to prepare for a long day at work.
- 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m-- Dr. Chavez gets her patient hand-off. She works in the emergency room and a clinic for Medicaid and uninsured women. She checked her patients and performed a C-section on a 20-year-old patient who was 41 weeks. She did multiple observations on patients who were having complications.
- 10:00 p.m.-- Dr. Chavez gets a call from the clinic's labor and delivery unit about an 18-year-old who is contracting.
- 10:45 p.m.-- The doctor gives the 18-year-old patient medication.
- 3:00 a.m.-- She gets a call from one of her colleagues with the news of a patient in labor. She soon rushes to the hospital to help deliver the baby.
- 8:00 a.m.-- Dr. Chavez hands off the cases to her colleague. She briefly checks in with the higher-risk case, then after she makes her way home to get some rest.