While doctors and general oncologists typically work with adults, pediatricians specialize in providing healthcare for children. Pediatricians perform annual physicals, treat injuries, and perform other duties that are typical for a doctor. For those that enjoy working with children to ensure their health and wellness, this profession could be a great fit.
A degree in pediatrics prepares students to evaluate patients, administer treatment, send samples to the lab for testing, and even write prescriptions. Professionals in the field spend many hours preparing for daily appointments, writing prescriptions, and communicating with parents to ensure that proper medical advice is relayed.
Becoming a pediatrician typically requires a four-year bachelor’s degree in pre-med, followed by medical school. This industry requires an in-person education, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that opportunities in this field will grow by three percent over the next decade.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Frontier Nursing University Versailles, KY||17 : 1||2,436|
|Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD||20 : 1||28,890|
|Midwives College of Utah Salt Lake City, UT||79 : 1||238|
|Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY||28 : 1||26,782|
|Boston University Boston, MA||18 : 1||32,718|