Pediatric Nurse

Providing care to infants, children and adolescents

Basic Info

Daily Task:


  • Assist Doctors
  • Checking vital signs
  • Drawing blood
  • Giving vaccinations
  • Taking patient histories during visits



Education/Training Requirements:


  • Complete an undergraduate degree
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 3-7 year internship/ residency
  • Medical licensing



Preferred Job Skills:


  • Critical thinking skills
  • Compassion
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience
  • Calm under pressure
  • Communication skills



Job Outlook:


  • 18% increase in jobs between 2012-2022



Salary:


  • $175,000 a year



Work Environment:


  • Majority of the time is spent in clinics
  • 17% work in hospitals not clinics
  • Working individually, mostly in groups



Career Connections:


  • Online
  • High school
  • Neighborhood

High School Preparation Requirments

Related Courses:

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Health


Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Medical Careers
  • Science Classes
  • Health Classes


Work/ Volunteer Experience:

  • Working in clinics
  • Volunteering at blood drives


References:

  • Schooling
  • Community

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