In the Air Force:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner; Family Physician, Pain Management; Pediatrician; Pediatrician, Cardiology; Pediatrician, Endocrinology; Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases; Pediatrician, Neurology
In the Army:
Certified Nurse Midwife; Family Medicine; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Corps Officer; Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse; Pediatric Sub-Specialist; Pediatrician
In the Navy:
Pediatrician; Pediatrics, General; Pediatrics, Subspecialty
To improve the quality of life of a child is immensely rewarding. Pediatricians combine science, technology, compassion, and people skills in a unique profession tasked with providing medical care for infants, children, and young adults. Pediatricians are physicians who diagnose, treat and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries, from birth through young adulthood. At clinics, they regularly see patients for “well-child” visits where they check to see if kids are growing and developing appropriately, as well as ensuring children receive necessary vaccines and health tests such as hearing and vision screening. Pediatricians also see children when they are sick, and prescribe medications or other treatment. These physicians work with the whole family to design treatment plans and provide the knowledge and support that is needed to care for a child. While most pediatricians work in doctors’ offices; others care for patients in hospitals. Pediatricians may specialize in different areas such as pediatric surgery or autoimmune disorders. After college, pediatricians complete 4 years of medical school, followed by 3 years of residency training in general pediatrics. Pediatricians may seek additional training in a specialty field.
What they do:
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed.
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.
medicine and dentistry
therapy and counseling
Math and Science
human resources (HR)
Arts and Humanities
talking to others
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
understanding people's reactions
looking for ways to help people
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
pay attention to something without being distracted
do two or more things at the same time
see hidden patterns
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
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Patient electronic medical record EMR software
StatCoder.com STAT E&M Coder
Information retrieval or search software
Drug reference software
Medical information databases
post-doctoral training or doctoral degree usually needed
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