Pediatrician

By: Renny Clements

What do they do:

  • Diagnose/treat injuries and illnesses in babies/children
  • checkups
  • surgeries
  • Stitches
  • help kids get through whatever they're going through (joke around, play with kids)
  • care for basic needs (feeding/bathing)
  • get kids ready for kindergarten

Environment:

  • hospitals
  • In doors
  • Well lit
  • Comfortable
  • mainly in groups
  • constant contacts with patients/families

How to become one:

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • training in this field
  • 4 years of undergraduate school
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 3-8 years internship/residency programs (depending on specialty)

Pay:

  • Average: $187,200
  • Per hour average: $90.00

Outlook:

Employment projected to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than all other ocupations

Similar Occupations:

  • veterinarians
  • dentists
  • optometrists
  • physician assistant
  • podiatrists
  • nurses