Skip navigation

Pediatricians, General

Also called: General Pediatrician, Medical Doctor (MD), Pediatrician, Physician

Where in the Army? In the Army: Certified Nurse Midwife; Family Medicine; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Corps Officer; Pediatrician

Watch Career Video

What they do:
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.
On the job, you would:
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.

Knowledge

Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • biology
  • psychology
Business
  • customer service
  • human resources (HR)
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Advanced Data Systems MedicsDocAssistant for Pediatrics
  • EMR Experts Pediatric EMR
Information retrieval or search software
  • Drug reference software
  • Medical information databases
Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
post-doctoral training or
doctoral degree
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Certifications Find Licenses Apprenticeship.gov

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$175,310
$69,940
$208,000+
Check out my state Local Salary Info Find Jobs

Explore More

See more details at O*NET OnLine about pediatricians, general.