Pediatricians

By: Kelli Copridge

What does someone in this career do?

Pediatricians provide medical care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults

How much does someone earn in wages per year in this career?

Earn $181,270 per year

What are the working conditions?

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.

List 5 important skills and abilities needed for this career

In a typical work setting, pediatricians:

  • Have a high level of social interaction. They constantly talk with patients, parents, and medical staff.

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What core classes you should be sure to do well in during High School to prepare for this career

American Literature

Composition

English Literature

World Literature

Civics Geography U.S. History U.S. Government World Cultures World History

Algebra I & II Calculus Geometry Pre calculus Trigonometry

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List 2 helpful electives you can take to prepare for this career.


  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Computer Applications

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Foreign Language

  • Introduction to Health Care

  • Nursing

  • Safety and First Aid

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List 2 programs of study that are directly related to this career.

Pediatrician: Typical Day as a Pediatrician - Dawn Thompson Career Girls Role Model