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Pediatricians, General
District Of Columbia

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Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $26.74 - $61.19

Typical Annual Salary: $55,600 - $127,300

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Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • 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 patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.
  • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Floor grade forceps or hemostats
  • Laryngoscopes or accessories
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Information retrieval or search software
  • Internet browser software
  • Medical software

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