Pediatrician Examines Patient

Pediatricians are physicians who provide health care to infants, children, and adolescents. Typically, a pediatrician meets a new patient soon after birth and takes care of that patient through his or her teenage years. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are approximately 28,660 pediatricians employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Examine children to determine suitable growth; diagnose and treat illness in children; assess mental and behavioral development; determine immunizations; counsel parents on the care of children
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide
Minimum Education Level
  • Medical Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
Experience Residency
Personality Traits
  • Outgoing
  • Social
  • Technical
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Pediatrician, Practice Owner
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Resident

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