A pediatrician is a child's physician who provides medical care for
children who are acutely or chronically ill.
Pediatricians manage the physical , mental , and emotional well-being
of their patients .
Pediatricians tend to focus on babies, children, adolescents, and young
adult from birth to age 21.
WHAT IS A PEDIATRICIAN?
The first step of becoming a pediatrician is to become a physician which
involves graduating from college and going to medical school.
One does a residency in pediatric medicine after graduating from medical
school( up to 3 years).
BECOMING A PEDIATRICIAN
The biggest benefit of having a pediatrician for your little one is that a
pediatrician deals only with children. Infants, toddlers, pre-teens and young
adults need special care, making a pediatrician the most equipped
educationally and professionally to treat your child. A pediatrician is also adept
at making a child feel comfortable, which in turn leads to greater cooperation.
BENEFITS OF BEING A
A pediatrician’s salary is considerably affected by several factors such as
advanced education, work experience, field of specialization, subspecialty
board certification, working in private practice or medical facility, and
geographic location. An average starting salary for a pediatrician is around
$135,000 per annum while the one with few years of medical experience
receives about $175,000 a year. An average hourly wage for a pediatrician is
about $77.60 per hour.
According to the American Medical Association 9.6% of active physicians
were in pediatrics in 2007, and the job outlook for physicians in general is very
good for the coming years.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 22% growth in employment
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Typical Day As A Pediatrician
A DAY AS A PEDIATRICIAN
Was a famous pediatrician at San Louis
A founding father of pediatric radiology
He loved kid, and died at the age of 87
Added a hefty dose of showmanship to the practice of pediatric medicine
He put himself through college by doing magic , used that talent and skill
in treating his patients and distracting them from medical procedures.
DR. ARMAND BRODEUR
Your pediatrician will use a variety of equipment for routine care and
special equipment for other conditions. In fact, a pediatrician uses basically
the same equipment as any other doctor, except that some of it designed
with its use for children in mind.
Examples include baby scales and child-sized blood pressure cuffs.
Diagnostic equipment helps pediatricians determine whether their patients
have any diseases or medical conditions. This type of equipment can also
help a pediatrician determine whether a child is developing normally. An
otoscope helps the doctor look inside the ears to check for signs of
A pediatrician is a doctor who takes care of children from birth to age 21.
Most pediatricians will say they love children and want to help
children, adolescents, young adults and their families.
Pediatricians have careers that are flexible, varied and rewarding.
Pediatricians must have at least 11 years of training after high school.
Pediatricians work in private practice offices, hospital, public health
clinics, schools and many other places.
Pediatricians work about 50 hours per week.
Pediatricians are licensed by the states they practice in. They must take many tests.
Pediatricians have been paid less than other doctors, but as doctors they are paid
more than many other workers.
Pediatricians are people who care for children and families, including the problems
they face in society.