Pediatrician

Emme jett

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

Daily Activities

  1. Treat children who have illnesses, health problems, and other medical concerns.

  2. Examine children to chart growth and development or diagnose conditions.

  3. Prescribe or give medication, therapy, or vaccinations to children.

Working Conditions

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

  2. Always work indoors.

  3. Must be very exact and accurate in performing their job. This is very important because very serious mistakes could risk patients' health.

  4. Work more than 40 hours per week.

Yearly Wages (Pay)

Earn $181,270 per year

Preparation or Training

  1. have a high school diploma or equivalent

  2. have a bachelor’s degree

  3. graduate from medical school

  4. complete an internship

  5. pass a state licensing exam

  6. complete a residency program in pediatrics

  7. pass additional exams to become board certified

5 Important Skills or Abilities

  1. Communicate

  2. Reason and Problem Solve

  3. Use Math and Science

  4. Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  5. Work with People

  6. Work with Things

  7. Perceive and Visualize

Recommended Core Classes or and Electives

  1. English Language

  2. Biology

  3. Mathematics

  4. Computers and Electronics

  5. Chemistry
  6. Anatomy and Physiology
  7. Safety and First Aid