About the job:
As a Pediatrician, your job is to provide care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. You specialize in diagnosing and treating problems specific to younger people. Most pediatricians treat common illnesses, minor injuries, and infectious diseases, and administer vaccinations.
As a Pediatrician, you should expect to:
- Work long, irregular, and overnight hours
- Cope with heavy patient load of crying babies and coughing children
As a Pediatrician, you will get to:
- Help children lead healthy lives
- Develop close connections with patients from birth to early adulthood
- Enjoy a good and stable income
- 40+ hours a week
Are you the right fit?
- Life Sciences
- Understanding what you hear
- Understanding written information
- Expressing yourself verbally
- Problem Sensitivity
- Reasoning & Problem Solving
Will you make money?
To become a Pediatrician, you should:
1. Complete a Pre-Med Program: Although pre-med is not a requirement for entry into medical school, it will give you a big advantage over the competition. Pre-med entails coursework in fields such as biology, organic chemistry, and statistics. These courses will satisfy medical school prerequisites, and help you prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
2. Take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
3. Complete your Medical Doctorate. In general, a medical doctorate takes four years to complete. The first two years entails coursework on a range of medical issues. In the final two years of the degree, you will complete a series of medical rotations, working with patients under the direction of licensed physicians in many fields.
4. Complete a residency program. You will spend between three to seven years completing your Residency.
5. Get licensed.
There is a small fee of $75 for participating in this activity, which also includes a meal, a take home certificate, and more.
For questions, please email [email protected].
Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in the treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.
Think you might want to become a Pediatrician in the future? Hear from Pediatrician Dr. Hadi Haddad to learn more about this profession.
Dr. Hadi Haddad is a Lebanese pediatrician who has been working in Pediatrics for over 13 years. He knew he wanted to enter Medical School when he was in Secondary School and feels satisfied with his career choice. If you'd like to Shadow Dr. Haddad, to get a clearer perspective about this profession, do so by pressing on "Apply" in the box above.