Mason McKinney

Job Description:

A pediatrician is a practitioner that specializes in children and their diseases. They manage physical, behavioral, and mental health in humans up until the age of 21. A pediatrician is trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses from minor health problems to major illnesses.


Pediatricians have graduated from medical school and completed three years of residency program in pediatrics. A board-certified pediatrician has passed rigorous exams given by American Board of Pediatrics. To remain a pediatrician, one must have to meet regular continuing education requirements.

Top Colleges for pediatrics:

Stanford University in Stanford, California

University of Washington in Seattle, Washington

University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill


For a pediatrician right out of residency, the average starting salary is around $135,000 a year, while overall the average pediatrician salary is $175,000 a year. Salary does increase with specializations.

Expected Growth in Field:

Employment in physicians will continue to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
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