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how long do you have to be in school to be a pediatrician ?

I want to know because that's the career i want. #doctor #teaching #teacher #medicine #professional #pediatrician

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Jared’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

Hey Katherina -- I answered this over on this other question on CareerVillage: How many years does it take to become a pediatrician? What does this career path look like specifically?. Check it out and comment over there if you have any questions.


Basically, the answer to your question is "8-13 years depending on how you want to count (whether you include your 3-5 years of residency as 'education' or not".

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Gary’s Answer

Hi,
This is pasted in from learningpath.com, good luck:


Job security (expected 18% job growth 2012-2022)
High salary ($163,000 median annual salary as of May 2014)

Many career options (14 recognized subspecialties)*
Flexible hours (26% have worked part-time)
High job satisfaction (in 2004, four out of top ten most satisfied specialist physicians were in pediatrics)

Can work in most geographic locations


Requires at least six years of schooling beyond an undergraduate degree
Medical school is costly (average debt of 2010 graduates was approximately $181,000)
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May have long hours, as well as night, weekend and holiday work

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