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paula debkowska

on 30 April 2010

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Pediatrician Paula Debkowska Block 5 What does a person in this career do? Pediatricians manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their patients, in every stage of development - in good health or in illness. Provide preventive health maintenance for healthy children. Provide medical care for childreb who are acutely or chronically ill. Generally, pediatricians focus on babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to age 21 years Pediatrics is a collaborative specialty - pediatricians work with other medical specialists and healthcare professionals to provide for the health and emotional needs of children. What types of tasks do you perform each day? What hours do you typically work? What are the advantages of this career? What are the disadvantages of this career? Will the career be important in a few years?
How many jobs are projected to be available for this career? What are the working conditions? Career Information Career Advantages Career Summary Career Disadvantages Career Outlook Education Salary Citations Like other doctors, pediatricians often work very long hours, especially at the beginning of their careers. Most average between 9 and 12 hours a day, 45 to 60 hours a week. Administrative work can take up a large part of a pediatrician’s day. They may also get involved in teaching and research, or become active in the community to promote children’s interests (for example, through organizations combating child abuse). Employment for pediatrician in 2006 in Illinois was 1, 146 The career will be importan in few years because health is one of the most important things and especially kids health. High School
•Basic Science (biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, geometry, calculus if possible)
•Get involved in charity organization
•Plan getting into 4-year college
•Challenge your self

•Biology - 1-2 courses of basic 1 course of genetics 1 course of microbiology, 1 course of molecular biology. Chemistry - 1-2 courses in basic, 1-2 courses of Organic Chemistry. Physics - 1 course in basic. Math - 2 courses in calculus.
•Volunteering•MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
•Challenge your self

Medical School
•The first two years are focused on basic medical sciences, like human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, neuroanatomy, etc.
•The second two years focus on clinical sciences, where you start to really get "hands-on" experience with patients. Colleges Loyola University Chicago 820 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL60611-2196 Northwestern University Evanston, IL60208 University of Chicago 5801 Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL60637-1513 2008-2009 Tuition
Private: $38,970 Cost Cost 2008-2009 Tuition
Private: $42,974 Cost 2008-2009 Tuition
Private: $39,200 Illinois Wages: Entry Wage Hourly: $41.79
Annual: $86,920 Median Wage Hourly: $48.04
Annual: $99,920 Hourly: $68.35
Annual: $142,160 Experienced Wage "Career Details For Pediatrician". Career Cruising. 1999-2010 <http://www.careercruising.com/Careers/JobDetails.aspx?LoginID=a0bafb73-238b-4f0b-853d-0f1dfb4ddf43-&OccNumber=321&field=JobDesc>. "The Pediatrician ". The ohio State University Medical Center. <http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/pediatrics/the_pediatrician/Pages/index.aspx>. Big knowledge Make difference in peoples life A lot of time with kids Good income Hugs from children :) Lowest paid physicians deal with very sick children not being able to help Attachment to a child not have much spare time
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