Pediatricians, General:

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $184,410.00
Average Time to Fill 26 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 146
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -3.09 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Learning Orientation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Administer non-intravenous medications
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Give medications or immunizations
Treat medical condition of patient
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop treatment plans
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Conduct medical tests
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Perform medical surgery
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Provide in home patient care
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Perform minor surgery
Attend to patient's personal care
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Conduct medical x-rays
Develop patient therapy programs
Adapt activities to meet patient needs
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Test patient nervous system functioning
Apply traction to patients
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Administer medical injections
Perform emergency medical procedures
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Treat patients using alternative medical procedures
Massage patient or client
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Establish treatment goals
Standardize drug dosages
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Administer cancer treatments
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Develop dietary care plans
Administer intravenous medications
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Deliver babies
Treat dental problems or diseases
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Develop exercise or conditioning programs
Test patient vision
Provide occupational therapy to patients or clients
Implement life support procedures
Administer radioactive isotopes
Provide care for children or adolescents
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze medical or health data
Analyze patient activity to determine progress
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Calculate medicine dosages
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Examine patients
Conduct patient assessments
Interpret x-ray images
Conduct physical examinations
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Take vital signs
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Perform medical research
Perform biological testing
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment
Interpret employee medical evaluations
Analyze dental data
Analyze speech or hearing data
Examine evidence and medical data to determine cause of death
Interpret psychological test results

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

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