Pediatricians

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How much money does a pediatrician earn?

Pediatrician SalaryIt varies with location, education, specialty, and number of hours worked. Whatever the number is, it remains to say that pediatricians make very good money. Here are some figures by various organizations:
  • Medical Economics Magazine reported a range of less than $60,000 a year to up to $400,000 a year.
  • In 1993, the American Medical Association reported an average of $135,000.
  • Merritt, Hawkins & Associates reported a range of $100,000 to $160,000 with a starting salary average of $130,000.
  • PayScale.com reports a range of $102,032 to $150,306.
  • Wolfram|Alfa reports a 2007 median number of $140,700.
  • Salary.com the expected median salary for a US pediatrician is $142,585.
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What education and training is required to become a pediatrician?

Becoming a Pediatrician:

Pediatricians are physicians who have specialized in pediatric medicine. The first step is to become a physician. This involves graduating from college and going to medical school. Medical school is typically a four year program, although there are some schools that offer a combined BS/MD or BS/DO degree in six years. That is, a sort of combined college/medical school curriculum that takes six years vs. the traditional eight years (four years of college plus four years of medical school). To become a pediatrician, one does a residency in pediatric medicine after graduating from medical school. Pediatrics residencies are three years long. Some pediatricians will choose to sub-specialize in a more specific area, for example pediatric cardiology or pediatric emergency medicine. This requires post-residency training, called a fellowship, that takes from one to three years, depending on the particular subspecialty.

Here is more advice:

  • I am not a doctor, but am married to one. She is a Family Practice doctor, which is considered general medicine. A pediatrician is also a medical doctor, pediatrics also being part of general medicine. What this means is that you must have a 4-year undergraduate degree and a degree from an accredited medical school or college. That is 8 years of higher education. You then have your residency period, which is a "hands on" training period where you are supervised by other doctors. That is either a 3 or 4 year period. Then you have to take your medical boards, administered by your state, I think in conjunction with the American Medical Association (AMA). You have to retake these every few years to keep your medical license. I can tell you that pediatricians are extremely dedicated medical doctors. They are also among the lowest paid, but it seems to be a very demanding and rewarding career. You don't have to be a genius in math or science, just very competent and good with people (and children).
  • A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. There are specialties within the specialty, ranging from neonatologists who specialize in the newborn to those who specialize in teenagers and adolescent problems, to the age of 18.

Degrees Required for Pediatricians

You must be a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) to be a pediatrician. In other words, you must complete pre-med and medical school. It takes a total of about 11 years after high school:

  • 4 years in college for a bachelor's degree ("pre-med")
  • take the MCAT (a test to get into medical school)
  • 4 years in medical school
  • 3 years in residency

Your local college or guidance counselor will have more information.

Here is more input and advice:

  • In order to be a pediatrician, one must graduate from college and then from medical school. You can go to any college for undergraduate work as long as you take the classes required to get into medical school. Generally, undergraduate work takes about four or five years to complete, and medical school is four more years after that. After medical school, you would need to complete a residency in pediatrics, which is three years.
  • Doctorate to practice medicine (MD, DO) plus current license to practice medicine.
  • An MD or DO, a medical degree. Pediatricians are doctors.
  • You would need a medical degree to start and then go on to specialize with further training in pediatrics.
  • Pediatricians need 4 years of undergraduate school followed by four more years of medical school, followed by 3 years of internship and residency.

As far as education is concerned, The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that only about one half of those who apply to medical school are accepted. This is an average; some programs are substantially more competitive. Most applicants take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) about 18 months before they plan to enter medical school; generally in April of their junior year of college. The MCAT is administered by the AAMC, which develops test content in cooperation with US medical schools. Six components determine the candidate's eligibility for medical school admission, including undergraduate course work, Grade point average, Performance on the MCAT, Extracurricular activities, Letters of recommendation and Interviews with medical school admissions committees.

The academic pressure in medical school is consistently intense. It is important to find a balance between study and personal life; your lifestyle will be different from that in college, but the workload is manageable. Most medical schools devote the first 2 years to classroom and laboratory instruction in the basic sciences. Many provide clinical rotations and/or teach the basic sciences (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, histology, pathology, and pharmacology) with a strong clinical correlation. Students also learn how to take a patient history, conduct a physical examination, and make a diagnosis. They become familiar with the art of the patient interview and study psychosocial aspects of medicine. The third year of medical school consists of the core rotations (or clerkships), in the hospital and in ambulatory settings, which give most students their first direct patient care experiences. There is some variation (eg, some schools begin clerkships in the second year), but most schools structure rotations in 6 areas ~Psychiatry ~Pediatrics ~Obstetrics and gynecology ~Internal medicine ~Family medicine ~Surgery During the fourth year of medical school, students complete senior clerkships and subinternships, where they have more responsibility for patient care and are permitted to take more electives. Some pursue experiences in research, work with underserved cultural groups, and international child health.

Most US schools require that students successfully complete parts 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) to graduate. After successful completion of a 4-year medical school program, students choose a specialty area and enter residency training. The length of residency varies by specialty; primary care residency in pediatrics is 3 years.

For a combined total of 11-12 years of training after the completion of high school.

In order to become a pediatrician, you need to go through 11 years of training after high school:

4 years of college or university

4 years of medical school

3 years of pediatric residency

For a combined total of 11-12 years of training after the completion of high school.

In order to become a pediatrician, you need to go through 11 years of training after high school:

4 years of college or university

4 years of medical school

3 years of pediatric residency

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How long do you have to go to school to be a pediatrician?

In general, there is 4 years of college, followed by 4 years of medical school, followed by 3 to 5 years of residency.

There are a few programs that combine college and medical school to 6 or 7 years (depending on the program) instead of the 8 years.

A lot of school, but if it is your passion, well worth it!! You need a medical degree, plus a residency in pediatrics. That's about 12 years of school.

Here's more background information from a booklet published by the U.S. Department of Labor:

It takes many years of education and training to become a physician: 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency, depending on the specialty selected. A few medical schools offer a combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 rather than the customary 8 years.

Premedical students must complete undergraduate work in physics, biology, mathematics, English, and inorganic and organic chemistry. Students also take courses in the humanities and the social sciences. Some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain practical experience in the health professions.

The minimum educational requirement for entry into a medical school is 3 years of college; most applicants, however, have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and laws governing medicine. They also learn to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. During their last 2 years, students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics, learning acute, chronic, preventive, and rehabilitative care. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of illness.

Following medical school, almost all M.D.s enter a residency/graduate medical education in a specialty that takes the form of paid on-the-job training, usually in a hospital. Most D.O.s serve a 12-month rotating internship after graduation and before entering a residency, which may last 2 to 6 years.

All States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories license physicians. To be licensed, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing examination, and complete 1 to 7 years of graduate medical education.

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you need 2 years of GCSE and 2 years for A-LEVELS and 6 years in university and another 2 years as a junior doctor

in total 12 years

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What is a math problem that a pediatrician may use?

How about calculating the dose of medication. The large number of medications in pediatrics are base on weight. For example, the common Tylenol can be given between 10 to 15 mg/kg per dose every 4 hours. So a 22 pounds baby, which is 10 kg, can be given up to 150 mg of Tylenol every 4 hours.

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What is your weekly pay if you are a pediatrician?

A pediatrician makes between 2000 and 3000 per week.

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Can you mix amoxicillin with Infants Mylicon?

Those two medications are not known to have any cross reactions, but it is advised that you keep an eye on your child for a few hours after the first dose just to be safe.

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What important things did Virginia Apgar do?

Dr. Apgar was the founder of the field of medicine that dealt with newborn babies. See the link below.

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What talents do you need to become a pediatrician?

you have to take care of kids

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What should your major be if you want to become a pediatrician?

biology

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How do you choose a pediatrician?

Choosing a pediatricianI'd start chatting with friends to get recommendations now, and start interviewing as it becomes convenient. Part of it depends on how picky you are. With [our] homebirth, it's hard for us to find supportive pediatricians, so we started early. Lots of people I know didn't start until the last month or two of their pregnancy.

We went with the hospital's choice, as we trust and like the hospital staff. We can always choose a different one later. Perhaps ask friends for suggestions (pro/con) and have the list ready if you need it.

Yourcity.MD is a great website for finding any type on doctor, you can take all of the interview process and read over other's thoughts on various doctors. There are patient testimonials, doctor ratings, and much more. It takes the hassle out of struggling to find a reliable, good doctor and it's all free and less time consuming then doing it in person. It's a very useful and beneficial tool!

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Is nudism bad for children?

No, as long as you tell them nudism is not accepted by everyone. In case the child is also naked you have to make certain you can't be accused of sexual child abuse or creation of child pornography.

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What are some responsibilities pediatricians have?

This is a very broad question and difficult to answer. A pediatrician is charged with the care and well-being of neonates, infants, children and teenagers up to the age of 18, although under certain circumstances possibly up to age 22 or higher for those with chronic childhood illnesses.

In general, neonatal and infant care may include administering immunizations, minor procedures such as circumcision, and teaching parents proper techniques to take care of the child. This may include how to mix formula or making referrals to lactation consultants. Also, monitoring the growth of the child is a vital part of a pediatrician's job.

As the child gets older, most of the pediatrician's responsibilities become episodic care - seeing the child for yearly exams and physicals, and sick visits. Appropriate parental and child education still occurs, however - such as reminders to always wear seatbelts, or to continue using a child seat until the child is old or big enough to ride without one. Helmets for bike-riding and skating/skate-boarding are always popular topics in pediatrician's offices.

Adolescent care may include prescribing contraceptives, (although this is more often done through the young lady's gynecologist's office, unless used for acne) or teaching the young man/woman about safe sex practices during a visit. Also, as a child grows older, the pediatrician will begin transitioning the patient toward an adult physician, such as an Internal medicine or Family medicine physician to begin to care for them as they reach adulthood.

All this applies only to general pediatrics, and not to sub-specialist pediatricians.

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Is event planning a good career choice?

It depends if your in it for the money, or for your enjoyment.

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How do you remove startpage 3 aw from system32 stivc exe if other methods do not work?

You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

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Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

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What is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and malfunctions of the endocrine glands?

An endocrinologist

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What are facts about pediatricians?

three facts about pediatricians are that the get to work with lots of people and meet abunch of kids


All I know, is it cost a alot of freakin money!
AnswerPediatricians are people who take care of babies from birth up to their teen years.
lmao im doing research about it ATM (:

but of course, you have to do atleast 11 years of schooling (after highschool), and ummm like working with lil kids and stuff haha.

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What is a pediatricians' monthly income?

Average $90,000 High $139,000 Low $75,000

National $130,000 $159,000 $85,000

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How does time inverse over current relay work?

Over Current (Inverse Time) Over current relay function monitors the general balanced overloading and has current/time settings. This is determined by the overall protective discrimination scheme. There advantage over definite time relays is that they can have much shorter tripping times can be obtained without any risk to the protection selection process. These are classified in accordance with there characteristic curves, this indicates the speed of the operation. Based on this they are defined as being inverse, very inverse or extremely inverse. The typical settings for these relays are 0.7-2In (normal or rated generator current) in 1-10 second. Inducing a calibrated test current through the normal load current tests this relay.

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Was Benjamin Spock married?

Twice

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What is the career ladder for the pediatrician?

Once you are a pediatrician you are the top of your field, so there is no more advancement. You could move over into hospital administration, but then you aren't really a pediatrician anymore. You could also potentially subspecialize as well.

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What is the retirement age for pediatricians?

Pediatricians in private practice are generally self-employed. They can work as long as they wish.

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What personal qualities or skills do you need to be a pediatrician?

Personal Qualities for a PediatricianA pediatrican is a medical doctor who has taken four additional years of training in the treatment and diagnosis of children's illnesses, after graduating from the basic MD program at a medical school. It will require a lot of dedication to get to this point.

Here is more input and advice on the personal skills and qualities required:

  • The qualifications you need in order to become a pediatrician are very easy! All the you need to do is to be hard working, honest, loyal, trustworthy, and most importantly you have to know what you are doing! Pediatricians are individuals who work with children. They usually work with toddlers and babies but they are also known for working with teens and older kids as well.

There are different qualities the a pediatrician "needs" to have. By going to www.YourCity.MD you can find out what real patients liked or disliked about their pediatrician. On www.YourCity.MD there are also doctor ratings and much more which could help in seeing what qualities a pediatrician needs.

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Do pediatricians use math on their job?

of course you! your going to need to calculate a child's temperature, heartbeats, blood pressure , things like that are going to help u figure out what is wrong with a child

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How do you become a paediatrician?

To become a pediatrician, you need to graduate from college, then graduate from medical school, and then complete a pediatrics residency program. In total it takes about 11 years after high school to become a pediatrician.

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What is the average salary of a pediatrician in Michigan?

The average national average seems to be around 125,000

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