A Career as a Pediatrician

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Many people in this world want to make a difference in life. However, most people do not want to put in all the effort that it takes to do so. The job of a pediatrician is life-changing to many. Unfortunately, it takes drive and effort that many people do not have, to become a pediatrician. A pediatrician’s job is a highly-skilled and interesting job because he or she has the privilege to deal with and help as many children as possible. What is a pediatrician? Pediatricians are doctors who specialize and focus in caring for babies to young adults (Career Cruising). They deal with childhood diseases and the care of infants with health and sickness (Elberts). The typical upper age limit of patients is from age twelve to age twenty-one (NetMed Pediatrics). They have to treat their patients as if he or she were going to change the world. Pediatricians complete many tasks in a day’s time. They perform physical exams and order tests that will diagnose diseases and injuries that have occurred. They advise surgery and medications and may also help patients through puberty and family problems (Career Cruising). It is their responsibility to make sure the patients are not only healthy, but also safe and happy. Some pediatricians communicate with social workers, family members, and health care workers to understand the entire situation as best as they can (Career Cruising). If the patient seems to have more personal problems, pediatricians have the opportunity to send them to other doctors like a psychiatrist for treatment. Others work as advocates by educating the community about car safety and the benefits from school breakfast (Career Cruising). Pediatricians commonly work forty-five to sixty hours a week! They may even w... ... middle of paper ... ...areer Cruising). Medical science and health care will always be evolving and changing (D’Orazio). Pediatricians have a very important job. They save many lives every single day and make a difference in the world! Works Cited D’Orazio, Leo. Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers. Chicago: National Textbook Company 1983. Elberts, Marjorie. Careers for Kids at Heart and Others Who Adore Children. Chicago: N.T.C. Publishing Group, 1994 Health Problems. The Numerous Foundation, nd. Web. 25 Nov @013. < Kidhealth.org/kid/health_problems/>. “History of Pediatricians.” NetMED Pediatricians, n.d. Web. 3 Dec 2013. < www. pediatricians.com/history-pediatricians>. Holycross, Julie. Personal Interview. 1 Dec 2013 “Pediatrician.” N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec 2013. www.baordman.k12.oh.us. Pediatricans. Np., nd. Web. 25 Nov 2013. .

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