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My responsibilities as a neonatologist

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Rokeisha Dixon

on 14 October 2013

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Work Setting
My Career As A Neonatologist
Job Description and Duties
The responsibilities that I would have as a neonatologist are: Diagnose newborns, treat newborns with special health conditions, manage care for newborns, Provide care during or after a high risk birth, provide consultation, and provide follow- up care. I would like every last one of these responsibilities because it is basically providing care for newborns.
Personal Characteristics Needed
The important personal characteristics that I think would be needed to be happy and successful in this occupation is hard working and compassionate. This career fits my personality because I am known as a benevolent person, I care for others, and I am dedicated. Helping others, being patient, having fun, and working hard are some important values that this career provides.
Education Needed
Specific High School classes and activities that would be most helpful in preparing me for this career are science classes including biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and health science. To become a neonatologist I must attend college for four years, I must attend medical school for four years, and then do a three year pediatrics residency. Arizona State University, University of California San Francisco, University of Florida, East Carolina University, and University of Texas are some colleges that you can receive training to become a neonatologist.
Neonatology is a full time job. A neonatology fellow can work more than 61 hours a week. Shifts can last for 30 hours or more. My work environment would be in a large hospital or medical center as a full time employee. The job of a neonatologist can be rewarding, but is also stressful and exhausting. Every decision the neonatologist makes is important, and that in itself can be a very stressful work environment. The long hours that i would have to work is one thing that i would dislike about my work setting, but i would like to work those hours just to spend time and take care of infants.
Wages and Benefits
The starting salary for a neonatologist is low which averages from between $67,760 - $101,640 per annum. An experienced neonatologist’s salary in the United States ranges from between $150,070 and $221,973 per annum. Neonatologist get insurance coverage which is around 407.00 dollars. They receive eight paid holidays including New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday following Thanksgiving and Christmas. They also receive ten days of sick leave (Monday - Friday). I see this occupation as providing enough income for me to live according to my expectations.

Employment Outlook
The occupational outlook for the employment of all physicians and surgeons is predicted to grow much faster than average for all professions. The constantly growing population and increased demand for care for premature infants will fuel the job growth of neonatologists.

Personal Assessment
I believe that being a neonatologist would be right for me because it fits my personality and I have all of the characteristics for this job. I also believe that this occupation will be fun and interesting. I am willing to learn and do what ever it takes to become a neonatologist.
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