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Transcript of Pediatric Oncology
The Doctor With A Cure What is a Pediatric Oncologist??? An pediatric oncologist is a physician who treats cancer/ blood disorder patients of a young age, under 18. Pediatric oncologist treat patients using chemotherapy and medicine rather then radiation. Pediatric oncologist work 40+ hours a week, however the exact amount of hours can't be determined. This is due to the fact that pediatric oncologists can also be on-call. In most cases they can work up to 12 hour days.
Oncologists can easily balance personal life and work Schedule/Hours The work environment can be depressing for some people. However, in most medical research facilities that treat cancer patients, they try to make the environment as positive as possible to help the patients.
Medical facilities concerning this profession are very sterile to lessen the chance of disease for the patients.
The uniform for an oncologist is usually a lab coat if you work in the research facility or scrubs/ sterile clothing. Work Environment and Dress Code Some risks include
the amount of stress from the job in general
getting attached to a patient and being effected by the passing of the patient.
The suicide rate of physicians is the highest in this line of work as well as depression. Schooling:
How long does it Take? Salary/ Job Outlook Work Conditions/ Risks Why I Chose This Career Cited Sources Pediatric oncologists examine, make diagnoses, order tests and prescribe treatment. Often oncologists work in a team with other physicians that will help benefit the patient. "CoPS." CoPS. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2013.
Decker, Fred. "How Much Money Does a Pediatric Oncology Physician Make in a Year?" Work. Chron, n.d. Web. 09 May 2013
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Stenmarker, Margaretha. Being a Pediatric Oncologist:A Nationwide Study of Personal Resources and Difficulties. Rep. Gothenburg: UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG, 2010. Print.
YouTube. YouTube. YouTube, 15 Jan. 2013. Web. 09 May 2013 The expected job outlook will increase by 22% by 2018. This is due to the retirement rate over the course of a few years.
The beginning salary for an oncologsit straight from school is about $175,000. For oncologist who have been in practice for about 4-6 years the average salary is about $212,577
The average salary also varies on whether you have a private practice, what research facility you are employed at, or what hospital. To become a pediatric oncologist you must...
1. Receive a bachelors degree.
2. Pass MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
3. Apply and Graduate a medical school (During medical school you will earn your M.D or Doctor of Medicine). This takes about 4 years full time.
4. Earn your medical license and complete a 3 year pediatric residency program.
5.Become certified in pediatrics.
6.Become certified in pediatric oncology In Conclusion Shown above is a photograph of a pediatric oncologist with her patient A pediactric oncologist....
Earns about $175,000 during their first year
Has to endure about 13 years of schooling
Works in a stressfull enviroment
Treats children with cancer
But most importantly will help... In Loving Memory to all those Who Battled Childhood Cancer