Pediatricians

Health Science > Therapeutic Services

Projected Growth: Slower than average

1000+
Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries.

Common job titles of Pediatricians include:
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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.

Tasks

    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.

Tools

Vision screeners

Valve mask resuscitators

Ultrasound imaging scanners

Transcutaneous oxygen monitors

Tourniquets

Thoracostomy tubes

Tablet computers

All Tools

Suture scissors

Suture removers

Suture needles

Suture forceps

Surgical scalpels

Suction machines

Suction catheters

Splinter forceps

Snellen eye charts

Pulmonary artery catheters

Portable ventilators

Phototherapy equipment

Personal digital assistants PDA

Personal computers

Pediatric spirometers

Pediatric pulse oximeters

Pediatric nebulizers

Pediatric Magill forceps

Pediatric endoscopes

Pediatric bronchoscopes

Oxygen analyzers

Oxygen administration equipment

Otoscopes

Orthopedic splints

Oropharyngeal airways

Oral airways

Ophthalmoscopes

Operating scissors

Non-invasive cardio respiratory monitors

Neurological hammers

Neonatal resuscitation masks

Neonatal airways

Nasopharyngeal airways

Mosquito clamps

Medical tuning forks

Medical syringes

Medical masks

Medical examination protective gloves

Medical bulb syringes

Mechanical stethoscopes

Manual blood pressure units

Laryngoscopes

Laryngoscope blades

Laptop computers

Intubation stylets

Intravenous IV equipment

Infant warmers

Infant oxygen masks

Infant laryngoscope blades

Hemostats

Glucometers

Fetal monitors

Fetal doppler units

Facial shields

Evacuated blood collection tubes

Endotracheal ET tubes

End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies

Electronic stethoscopes

Electronic blood pressure units

Electrocardiography EKG machines

Ear forceps

Ear curettes

Dressing forceps

Desktop computers

Dermal curettes

Curved forceps

Cord clamps

Child sized blood pressure equipment

Child oxygen masks

Cervical collars

Capnographs

Blood collection syringes

Baby scales

Automated external defibrillators AED

Auditory testing equipment

Arterial line catheters

Air-oxygen blenders

Technologies

Advanced Data Systems MedicsDocAssistant for Pediatrics

Drug reference software

e-MedRecords CompuKID

Email software

EMR Experts Pediatric EMR

Medical information databases

Patient electronic medical record EMR software

All Technologies

StatCoder.com STAT E&M Coder

Abilities

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

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

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.

English Language

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.

Psychology

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.

Biology

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.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Chemistry

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.

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