Career Research Project

by: Lexi Chandler


Brief description – Help infants and children with sicknesses and health problems. Sees if they’re healthy, and if not, cures them or gives them something to do to get better.

Average Annual Salary- $157, 610

Education required (most common) – Doctoral Degree

Day to Day Tasks- Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development, Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns, Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.

Job Outlook- Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 18 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Some medical schools are increasing their enrollments on the basis of a perceived higher demand for physicians.

Other benefits/compensation- Housing Allowances, Subsistence Allowances, Special and Incentive Pays, Cost-of-Living Allowances, Hazardous-Duty Pay, Bonuses


Stanford~Texas Tech~and~A&M Universities

Stanford University at California

The annual cost to go to Stanford is... $54, 947

Tuition- 42,690

Books- 1,500

Housing- 15,566

Meal plan- Dining at Stanford is residentially based and, as such, the dining table becomes an intimate space not only to share good company but also to discuss, debate and exchange ideas and perspectives. Students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan and typically eat in the dining hall located within their dormitory (but they are welcome to eat at any of the dining halls on campus.)

Scholarships- Yes

Work Study- Yes

Exemptions- Yes

Application Yes

SAT and/or ACT score Yes

High school GPA Yes

AP courses No

Essay No

Texas Tech University at Texas

The annual cost to go to Texas Tech is... $19, 326

Tuition- $6, 970

Books- $1,000

Housing- $11, 356

Meal plan- Dining Bucks provide maximum flexibility for both cash operations and all-you-care-to-eat venues. You will receive a preset amount of Dining Bucks per semester and your balance will decline as you purchase meals form all-you-care-to-eat dining locations or a la carte food items from our cash operations such as The Market at Stangel | Murdough or Sam's Place. With your dining plan, you get discounted rates at all of our locations.

Loans- Yes, Federal Student Loan and Other Student Loans

Scholarships- Yes

Work Study- Yes

Exemptions- Yes

Admission requirements: yes or no; score/fee-

SAT and/or ACT score- Required

High school GPA- Recommended

AP courses- Required

Essay- No

A&M University at Texas

The annual cost for A&M is... $20,6414

Tuition- $8, 417

Books- $1, 350

Housing- $10, 847

Meal plan- Whether living on or off campus, Dining Services’ meal plans offer increased flexibility and value in campus dining. Meal plans include individual meals and “Dining Dollar” options. Meal plan participants receive the lowest price for meals on campus (at least a dollar less per meal than retail buyers). Also, when using Dining Dollars instead of other forms of payment (cash, credit card, Aggie Bucks), plan users will receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Plans are valid from the first day of move-in (as designated by the Department of Residence Life) and ending after finals. All plan pricing listed includes 8.25% sales tax.

Loans- Federal Loans and Other Student Loans

Scholarships- Yes

Work Study-Yes

Exemptions- Yes

Application- Yes

SAT and/or ACT score- Required

High school GPA- Required

AP courses- Recommended

Essay- No