Pediatricians provide medical care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- Graduate from medical school
- Complete an internship
- Pass a state licensing exam
- Complete a residency program in pediatrics
- Pass additional exams to become board certified
In a typical work setting, pediatricians:
Have a high level of social interaction. They constantly talk with patients, parents, and medical staff.
Always work indoors.
Must be very exact and accurate in performing their job. This is very important because very serious mistakes could risk patients' health.
Work more than 40 hours per week.
5 important skills and abilities
Ability to communicate, Reason and Problem Solve, Use Math and Science, Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things, Work with People, Work with Things, Perceive and Visualize
Recommended core classes and electives
Core: English, Science and Math.