By Kiarra Terry
Pediatrics are authorized to diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Your pediatrician will see your child many times from birth to age 2 and annually from age 2 to age 5 for "well-child visits." After age 5, your pediatrician will likely continue to see your child every year for annual checkups. Your pediatrician is also the first person to call whenever your child is sick.
To become a pediatrician you have to complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years in internship and residency programs, depending on their specialty .
You can receive an education at any 4 year university that offer this specific major.
Pediatrics wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year or $90.00 per hour.
Physicians practicing primary care receive total median annual compensation of $220,942 and physicians practicing in medical specialties receive total median annual compensation of $396,233.
Pediatricians are offered health benefits such as health insurance. They are also offered vacation benefits which allows them to have paid vacation or paid time off. They are offered CME Expenses, Moving Expenses, Life insurance, disability insurance, 401K, and Miscellaneous.