Pediatricians are physicians who provide health care to infants, children, and adolescents. Typically, a pediatrician meets a new patient soon after birth and takes care of that patient through his or her teenage years. There are nearly 29,170 pediatricians employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $75,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Minimum Education Level
  • Doctorate
  • Medical Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
Personality Traits
  • Outgoing
  • Social
  • Technical
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required