by: lucero perez.

Job description/responsibilities

*Pediatric nurses give care to the sick babies, toddlers and children in healthcare facilities and homes.

*They also provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and advise patients and their families on illness, care and continued care after a hospital stay.

Education Needed/Training

*A pediatrician will either need a bachelor's of science in nursing, an associate's degree in nursing, or have graduated from an accredited and approved nursing program.

*Licensure is required, and may be obtained from graduating an approved nursing program and passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

*Additional specialty training in pediatrics may be required.

3 colleges for a pediatrician

*Harvard University

*Baylor College of Medicine

*Stanford University

Average Yearly Salary

* They make a median hourly income of $31.10, or $64,690 a year.

3 places where you could find employment

* Hospitals

*Rehabilitation facilities

*Mental health facilities

Choosing a Pediatrician