What is the employment outlook for a pediatrician?
As long as kids continue to be born, the outlook is good.
Government economists expect faster-than-average job growth for doctors, including pediatricians, through 2014. However, changes in health care coverage and advances in technology could potentially limit some demand for doctors. Rural and low-income areas will have the most opportunities because of less competition for jobs. Medical research jobs, especially in the areas of AIDS and cancer, are well funded and open to pediatricians who specialize in these areas, but they are also competitive.
The pediatrician field is expected to grow over the years. This is because people will expect more care for their children, and better care. The only way to get this care will be for there to be more pediatricians in the field. People will also continue to retire leaving more places to be filled in addition to the new jobs being created. So the employment outlook for a pediatrician is expected to be very good.