Pediatricians, General

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

Median Annual Wage: $163,350

Education: Doctoral degree (66%); Post-doctoral training (13%); Associate's degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Medical Doctor (MD); Physician; Pediatrician; General Pediatrician; Group Practice Pediatrician; Primary Care Pediatrician; Adolescent Medicine Specialist; Chief, General Pediatric Clinic; Pediatrician, Partner in Private Medical Practice

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  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
  • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.
  • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
  • Provide consulting services to other physicians.

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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