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. There are nearly 29,170 pediatricians employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $75,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Outgoing
  • Social
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required