By Jenny West

What does a pediatrician do?

A pediatrician is a child's physician who provieds preventive health maintenance for healthy children medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They manage the physical, mental, and emotional in every stage of development, in good health or in illness. Pediatricians mainly focus on babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to age 21 years of age. they also diagnose and treat.

What environment do they work in?

Pediatrician usually works in an office environment. The office will be located in a hospital, clinic, or private practice. It is a clean, climate controlled, professional space to work in with children.

How do you become one?

After high school, you need 4 years of undergraduate courses at a college or university which you will get yours Bachelor's degree. After completing college, you will need to attend 4 years of Medical School to get a MD or DO degree. After this, you are a general doctor. These new doctors go on to learn a specialty in medicine, such as pediatrics. This entails at least 3 more years of Residency training your first year is called Internship. In the case of pediatrics, the training of residency is 3 years. After completing these 3 years, you are now a pediatrician and are eligible to become certified in pediatrics by passing a rigorous test that deals with medical conditions related to infants and children.

How much do they get paid?

A lot of factors play into their pay but most pediatricains get paid

  • Typical Pediatricains- $171,467
  • Starting Pediatricains- $135,000

Is this job in high demand?

Yes they are in very high demand because the are specialists and they will stay in high demand.

Are their similar occupations?

  • Pediatric nurse
  • Pediatric medical assistants
  • receptionists work at pediatrician offices