Pediatricians, General

General Information

Description

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed.

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Job Outlook

Overall employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 22,700 openings for physicians and surgeons are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$177,130

Military salary*

$119,593

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State-by-state Salary

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$208,000+
$68,860
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-doctoral training 78%
  • Doctoral degree 20%
  • First professional degree 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Personnel and Human Resources
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