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Job Shadow

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Taylor Chapman

on 21 December 2012

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Taylor Chapman Pediatric Oncologist Introduction Job Title: Pediatric Oncologist Introduction I became interested in this type of work because I like being around people that don't feel sorry for themselves and that show people that they never give up just because they are sick. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree, Med. school diploma, Medical residency, Pediatric radiology fellowship program Occupation: Pediatrician Job Description: Pediatric hematologist/oncologists primarily treat leukemia, lymphoma, embryonic, tumors and genetic blood disorders, such as sickle-cell anemia and hemophilia I picked this career because I want to help kids get better and know that I did save someones life because God wanted me to be put in the kids life. http://education-portal.com/articles/Become_a_Pediatric_Oncologist_Education_and_Career_Roadmap.html Classes: Prerequisites Pharmacology Experimental Oncology Cancer Biology Toxicology http://www.ehow.com/list_6894987_classes-required-oncology-degree.html Pathophysiology You have to complete interviews. More Qualifications D.O. graduates must take the COMLEX-USA You have to take a 3 year residency in pediatrics. Applicants also must pass a certifying exam. You also have to work in a fellowship program. http://education-portal.com/articles/Become_a_Pediatric_Oncologist_Education_and_Career_Roadmap.html More Qualifications The certifications to be a pediatric oncologist are http://education-portal.com/articles/Become_a_Pediatric_Oncologist_Education_and_Career_Roadmap.html They also must pass a certifying exam Complete an approved fellowship program in pediatric hematology-oncology Must hold board certification in general pediatrics Possession of a state medical license Completion of a 3-year residency in pediatrics Graduation from medical school Duties Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems. Works Cited You have to take the MCAT. Graduates of the M.D. program must take the USMLE You need experience in nursing and medicine. Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details. Personality Traits Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty. http://www.insidejobs.com/jobs/pediatric-oncologist http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/7740/Oncologist.html Technical Knowledge Enter information in Microsoft Technology demands are going up because you need to be able to enter patient information. Pediatric Oncologist work more than 40 hours per week http://www.pedsubs.org/subdes/HematologyOncology.cfm All times of the year are busy Pediatric oncologists examine patients, order diagnostic tests, make diagnoses and prescribe treatments. They may also counsel patients and their families on how to deal with their illnesses. You have work shift. You really do not have choices because you are on call all the time. Yes, you have to depend on others. No, you do not take work home. Salary Salary Range In Georgia $25,000 - $320,000 Houston, Texas: $110,000 - $187,000 Chicago, Illinois: $71,490 - $342,550 Los Angeles, California: $110,000 - $209,524 San Francisco, California: $78,617 - $295,036 Salary Range In Other States Outlook http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Physician_%2f_Doctor%2c_Oncologist/Salary#by_State The job outlook is very good due to a expansion in healthcare. http://www.healthcare-trainingcenter.com/jobs-oncologist.asp There are so many job opportunities. The satisfaction that you get is being able to help someone get better.
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