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Pediatric Oncologist

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Cassidy Hales

on 14 November 2013

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Pediatric Oncologist
What kind of training do pediatric oncologists have?
To be a pediatric oncologist it all together takes about 12 years
What is a pediatric oncologist?
A pediatric oncologist is a doctor that treats children and teens that have cancer.
What kind of diseases to pediatric oncologists treat?
- Cancers including leukemia's, lymphomas, brain tumors, bone tumors, and solid tumors.
You need 4 years of medical school, 3 years of residency training in pediatrics, at least 3 additional years of fellowship training in pediatric oncology, and you must earn certification from the American Board of Pediatrics.
Where can you attend school?
- Diseases of blood cells including disorders of white cells, red cells, and platelets.
- Bleeding disorders
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
East Carolina University
Duke University
What does a pediatric oncologist do?
Treats infants, children, teenagers, and young adults with cancer
Salary of a Pediatric Oncologist
- The median annual income for pediatric oncologists ranges from between $210,000 to $212,577 per year

- Hourly wage of $45 per hour
Usually works with a team of nurses and other medical professionals to make a cancer diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan.
Childhood Cancer
The nature and spread of cancer in children and young adults is often quite different from that in older people.
A child's developing mind and body react uniquely to cancerous presences and the treatments used to remove them.
A pediatric oncologist, therefore, must have a detailed understanding of the various types of cancer and how it might affect a person who is still growing.
Work Attire
Like almost any other doctor, pediatric oncologists will wear scrubs and usually a lab coat. There is also more dress code requirements that vary depending on where you work.
Lab Coat
Work Environment
Pediatric oncologists work in a variety of sterilized, state-of-the-art environments.
Their knowledge and expertise is useful to healthcare establishments like clinics, hospitals, and health centers.
These environments can become very stressful as the oncologists attempt to find the best form of cancer treatment for ill children
Preferred Qualifications
Individuals interested in a career as a pediatric oncologist must have proof of graduation from an accredited medical school, be certified oncologists and possess a certification in the pediatric oncology specialty.
Pediatric oncologists should also have excellent communication skills.

They must be sensitive enough to provide treatment for children and compassionate enough to disseminate information to the children's parents.

To be in this field you must also be reliable, organized, trustworthy and highly skilled.

A specialist might oversee chemotherapy treatment or conduct surgery to remove tumors and other cancerous tissues from the body.
You should be a logical thinker and detail oriented

Medical University of South Carolina
Wake Forrest University
I want to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or East Carolina University.
It is common for pediatric oncologists to acquire a specialization in hematology--the study of blood, its diseases and blood-producing organs.

Combining the research of these two areas allows the physician to devise the best strategy for assessing, monitoring and ridding the body of cancer.
Location of The Job
Can be in a hospital, a cancer center, a medical center, or sometimes private practices.
Working Hours
Hours vary depending on where you work.
However, the majority of pediatric oncologists work more than 40 hours per week.
Cassidy Hales
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