What is an Obstetrician?
An Obstetrician or OB is a doctor that specializes in childbirth, pregnancy, and a women's reproductive system. OB's take care of women throughout there pregnancy such as monitoring you and your baby, routine checkups, and to help you cope through all pregnancy complications. During labor they will be the ones to deliver your baby and help you recover after.
How do I Become an OB?
Becoming an OB takes lots of schooling and hard work. You would need an undergraduate degree from a four year college, pass the Medical College Admissions Test, complete a four year medical school, three to seven years of a residency, and lastly a state licensure. But hard work does pay off, OB's have an annual salary of $212,570.
Interview with Dr. Kyle
- How long have you been an OB?
- What training did you need in order to be successful?
- How did you first get involved with this career?
- Are there opportunities for advancement?
- What is the most interesting project you have ever been involved with?
- Describe a typical day in your career?
- How much vacation time do you get a year?
- What is the job outlook for this profession?
- Do you see yourself continuing this career ten years from now?