Pediatrician

A life in a Pediatrician

Education (classes)

  1. medicine and dentistry
  2. English language
  3. therapy and counseling
  4. biology
  5. psychology

Requirements

  1. high school diploma
  2. bachelor's degree in premedical studies
  3. M.D. degree

Skills

  1. active listening
  2. speaking
  3. reading comprehension
  4. helping/teaching
  5. technical/scientific

What They Do

Pediatrician examines children on a regular basis to evaluate their growth and development. They help children with minor illnesses, health problems, and their growth or development problems. Pediatricians can prescribe medical treatments.

Fun Facts

  1. Mean annual wage $167,640
  2. Mean hourly wage $80.59
  3. diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries
  4. involves standing more than one-third of the time
  5. Exposed to diseases and infections more than once a month
  6. requires being inside most of the time
  7. work hours can be irregular, overtime, or weekend work
  8. May work 60 hours in a week or more