Pediatricians

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 30,890 pediatricians employed in the United States.


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

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