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Pediatrician Kiersten Janowiak 5 th hour 10/21/13 Career Tech
The job I’m researching is a Pediatrician. What is a pediatrician? A pediatrician is a doctor that works with kids from when they’re first born until they turn 18. What got me interested in this career was knowing that I will work with kids and help other people. I will be researching what kinds of responsibilities I will have while doing this job, the pay, working conditions, training, and outlook. Introduction.
Working Conditions. This job is a physical job. This job is indoors. You work in exam rooms/ hospitals. Hours can exceed about 60 per week and you may be asked to come in at late hours or irregular times. The environment is very pleasant: 1.Healthy/ sanitary. 2.Kind co workers
Training/ qualifications. 4 years of undergraduate school. (Bachelors) 4 years of medical school.(MD) 3-8 years of internship and residency depending on the specialty selected. Some medical schools provide 6 years of combined undergraduate and medical. I plan on going to the University of Michigan. I will take a medical class in high school to help prepare for this career.
Outlook/ employment. The employment rate for pediatricians is projected to increase 22% between 2008- 2018 due to expanding health care needs. I would like to find a career opening for a pediatrician in Michigan or South Carolina. In Michigan I’d like to work at St. Johns hospital. In South Carolina I’d like to work at St. Josephs.
Earnings. My lifestyle goals are: Have a nice house, nice car, and be able to support my family. The pay does fit my goals. The typical salary for pediatricians in Michigan is $117,945- $169,872 annually. The typical salary for a pediatrician $128,734- $142,376 annually. The first thing I would buy is the house that I want to live in.
Related Occupation. Another occupation I would consider is being a medical assistant. Responsibilities of medical assistant are: report to clinical coordinator assist physician, interview patients, take telephone messages, and give instructions to patients. Work conditions for a medical assistant are similar to a pediatrician. Very sanitary, indoors (exam rooms or behind a desk). Full time medical assistants work around 40 hours per week. In most states, being a medical assistant just requires a high school diploma. Employment is expected to grow 31% from 2010- 2020. Earnings are about $28,860 per year. I chose this job because first, it’s still in the medical field, and second, it’s a good paying job, and just something I’d be interested in.
Feelings of the job. I feel like this job will be a great job for me in the future. I have always loved working with kids and helping other people and being able to do that will make me very happy. Something that I look forward to the most is working with the kids and being able to help them feel better. Something I look forward to the least is if I have to give them an immunization. I’m not great with doing that but I think I will be able to get used to it after some time.