Paediatrician

A paediatrician can be a doctor of medicine or a surgeon, treating children up to the age of 18. 

Job Aspects : Analytical, Attention to detail, Communication Skills, Creative, Intellectually Challenging, People Skills, Physical Labour, Professional Degree, Self-Discipline, Travel

Job Pressure High

Academic Pressure Medium

  • Early Salary

    4 - 5 L

  • Mid Level Salary

    8 - 10 L

  • Senior Salary

    18 - 25 L

What do they do?

An ideal paediatrician understands children and loves them, is a keen observer, dedicated, and listens to parents with patience. S/he is playful with children, full of humour, and treats them with empathy. Paediatric surgery is a super-specialisation which needs extraordinary skill, as patients can be as young as newborns with tiny organs that can only be operated on with equally small surgical instruments.

 A paediatrician needs to work on young patients’ minds as well — winning their trust, getting them to understand that they are unwell and need to follow the doctor’s advice, encouraging them to talk. A qualified doctor can work in a state or private hospital for a few years before setting up independent practice, which is fairly easy to establish. Most multi-speciality hospitals these days have a paediatrics department, thus paediatricians are in great demand.

Job profile of a paediatrician

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