Details Report for:
29-1221.00 - Pediatricians, General
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed.
Sample of reported job titles: Developmental Pediatrician, Emergency Room Pediatrician (ER Pediatrician), General Pediatrician, Group Practice Pediatrician, Medical Doctor (MD), Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Pediatric Physician, Pediatrician, Physician, Primary Care Pediatrician
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
- Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access
- Electronic mail software — Email software
- Information retrieval or search software — Drug reference software; Medical information databases
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Medical software — Advanced Data Systems MedicsDocAssistant for Pediatrics; EMR Experts Pediatric EMR; Patient electronic medical record EMR software; StatCoder.com STAT E&M Coder (see all 5 examples)
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories — Fetal monitors
- Auditory function screening units — Auditory testing equipment
- Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED
- Binocular vision test sets or accessories — Vision screeners
- Blood collection syringes
- Bronchoscopes or accessories — Pediatric bronchoscopes
- Cervical collars or neck braces — Cervical collars
- Chest tube — Thoracostomy tubes
- Clinical incubators or infant warmers — Infant warmers
- Desktop computers
- Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters or sets — Pulmonary artery catheters
- Electrocardiography EKG units — Electrocardiography EKG machines
- Electronic blood pressure units
- Electronic stethoscopes or accessories — Electronic stethoscopes
- End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies
- Endoscopic equipment sets — Pediatric endoscopes
- Endotracheal tubes — Endotracheal ET tubes
- Eye charts or vision cards — Snellen eye charts
- Fetal or gynecological ultrasound or echo units — Fetal doppler units
- Floor grade forceps or hemostats — Curved forceps; Hemostats; Splinter forceps
- Glucose monitors or meters — Glucometers
- Infant scales — Baby scales
- Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits — Intravenous IV equipment
- Intubation forceps — Pediatric Magill forceps
- Intubation stylets
- Laryngoscopes or accessories — Infant laryngoscope blades; Laryngoscope blades; Laryngoscopes
- Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes
- Medical bulb syringes
- Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves — Medical examination protective gloves
- Medical oxygen masks or parts — Child oxygen masks; Infant oxygen masks; Neonatal airways; Oral airways
- Medical staff isolation or surgical masks — Facial shields; Medical masks
- Medical suction cannulas or tubes or accessories — Suction catheters
- Medical suction or vacuum appliances — Suction machines
- Medical syringe without needle — Medical syringes
- Medical tuning forks
- Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use — Ultrasound imaging scanners
- Mercury blood pressure units — Child sized blood pressure equipment; Manual blood pressure units
- Nasopharyngeal tubes — Nasopharyngeal airways
- Nebulizer or accessories — Pediatric nebulizers
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets — Ophthalmoscopes; Otoscopes
- Orthopedic splint systems — Orthopedic splints
- Otological instruments or accessories — Ear curettes
- Oxygen air blenders — Air-oxygen blenders
- Oxygen monitors or supplies — Oxygen analyzers; Transcutaneous oxygen monitors
- Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies — Oxygen administration equipment
- Patient carbon dioxide detectors — Capnographs
- Pediatric or microflow or scalp vein intravenous or arterial catheters — Arterial line catheters
- Personal computers
- Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
- Pharyngeal airways or airways kits — Oropharyngeal airways
- Pulse oximeter units — Pediatric pulse oximeters
- Reflex hammers or mallets — Neurological hammers
- Respiratory monitoring kits or its accessories — Non-invasive cardio respiratory monitors
- Resuscitation masks or accessories — Neonatal resuscitation masks; Valve mask resuscitators
- Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies — Pediatric spirometers
- Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories — Cord clamps; Dressing forceps; Ear forceps; Mosquito clamps (see all 5 examples)
- Surgical curettes or loops — Dermal curettes
- Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Surgical scalpels
- Surgical scissors — Operating scissors
- Suture needles
- Suture removers — Suture scissors
- Tablet computers
- Transport ventilators — Portable ventilators
- Ultraviolet UV lamps — Phototherapy equipment
- Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers — Evacuated blood collection tubes
- Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
- Administer non-intravenous medications.
- Prescribe medications.
- Prescribe treatments or therapies.
- Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
- Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
- Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
- Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
- Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
- Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
- Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
- Record patient medical histories.
- Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
- Supervise patient care personnel.
- Design public or employee health programs.
- Direct healthcare delivery programs.
- Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
- Teach classes in area of specialization.
- Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
- Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
- Operate on patients to treat conditions.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Prepare official health documents or records.
|Title||Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).|
|Related Experience||Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.|
|Job Training||Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.|
|SVP Range||(8.0 and above)|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|21-1022.00||Healthcare Social Workers|
|25-1071.00||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary|
|25-1072.00||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary|
|29-1071.00||Physician Assistants Bright Outlook|
|29-1215.00||Family Medicine Physicians|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2020)||$85.16 hourly, $177,130 annual|
|Employment (2019)||32,500 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Decline (-1% or lower)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||800|
|Top industries (2019)||
Health Care and Social Assistance (91% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Academic Pediatric Association
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
- American Medical Association
- American Osteopathic Association
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Physicians and surgeons
- Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
- The American Board of Pediatrics