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Physician, Pediatrician
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesDiagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$146,000+ per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMany physicians—primarily general and family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians, ob/gyns, and psychiatrists—work in small private offices or clinics, often assisted by a small staff of nurses and other administrative personnel.

Minimum Education RequirementsM.D.

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Mathematics, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsLynne Haverkos