Projected Growth: Slower than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries.
Common job titles of Pediatricians include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
65.99% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.
13.46% said they needed a Post-Doctoral Training.
Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.
Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, or examination results.
Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
Provide consulting services to other physicians.
Prepare government or organizational reports of birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.
Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.
Valve mask resuscitators
Ultrasound imaging scanners
Transcutaneous oxygen monitors
Tablet computersAll Tools
Snellen eye charts
Pulmonary artery catheters
Personal digital assistants PDA
Pediatric pulse oximeters
Pediatric Magill forceps
Oxygen administration equipment
Non-invasive cardio respiratory monitors
Neonatal resuscitation masks
Medical tuning forks
Medical examination protective gloves
Medical bulb syringes
Manual blood pressure units
Intravenous IV equipment
Infant oxygen masks
Infant laryngoscope blades
Fetal doppler units
Evacuated blood collection tubes
Endotracheal ET tubes
End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies
Electronic blood pressure units
Electrocardiography EKG machines
Child sized blood pressure equipment
Child oxygen masks
Blood collection syringes
Automated external defibrillators AED
Auditory testing equipment
Arterial line catheters
Advanced Data Systems MedicsDocAssistant for Pediatrics
Drug reference software
EMR Experts Pediatric EMR
Medical information databases
Patient electronic medical record EMR softwareAll Technologies
StatCoder.com STAT E&M Coder
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering
Medicine and Dentistry
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Therapy and Counseling
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.