Pediatric Nurse

Health care

Description & Responsibilities

  • conduct physicals
  • child immunizations
  • screening for disease
  • diagnose illnesses
  • prescribe medications

Salary Range

Annual Salary: $65,470

Workplace Environment

Pediatric nurses can basically get a job anywhere in the world because every area needs nurses for the children there.


  • hospitals
  • schools
  • out-patient centers
  • physician offices
  • clinics

Training/ Education Required

  • GED
  • Nursing Diploma
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • must be licensed and registered

Continued Education

  • Master of Science

Job Satisfaction

Most pediatric nurses love their jobs because they can help children and they like to be around children. The job satisfaction has been increasing yearly.

Skills Needed

  • give care to the sick
  • good with children
  • must be able to consult with parents/guardians
  • patience
  • compassion
  • critical thinking

Opportunities for advancement

Getting a higher degree to become a children's physician or to become a pediatric surgeon.

Advantages

  • Working with children everyday
  • You can offer hope and care to children
  • You're able to prove kids with proper treatment in order to get well and feel better

Personality Traits

  • Patience
  • Caring
  • Organized
  • Respectful
  • Helpful