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Is being a pediatrician a fun experience?

I am asking this question because later in my life I want to become a pediatrician to help children around the world to stay healthy and to be informed. I want to know if being a pediatrician is fun because I don't want to always have to be serious and not have any fun in my job. #doctor #medicine #healthcare #pediatrician #pediatrics #hospital-and-health-care

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Anthony:

Doctors work long hours and have to deal with many patients whether it's an injury, sickness, preventative care, or even sometimes expiration (death). From what I've observed with my son, a Pediatrician who specializes, he enjoys working with our young people. Yes, being a Pediatrician can be fun and exciting but, there's the realization side too. You are caring for sick patients and, remember - you have to deal with the children's parents who decide on their care.

As far as fun . . Are you asking can you be a fun type of doctor as a Pediatrician? Of course, you can. I have an Orthopedic that just cracks me up every time I go in for a visit. He's funny, personable, and has a great sense of humor. But, that's just his personality. As a Pediatrician (or any doctor) keep in mind that you are there to provide care and knowledge (educate) to the patient and their parents. That should always be your #1 priority.

Best of luck to you on your journey!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

Talk to your Primary Care Physician (or Pediatrician)
Talk to your Career Counselor at school
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MICHAEL’s Answer

Being any kind of doctor is a lot of hard work. Pediatrics can have it's fun moments, but there

can also be a lot of heartbreak, as you will be dealing with sick and injured children. I think you

really need to examine why you want to become a pediatrician.

MICHAEL recommends the following next steps:

Speak with your school guidance councilor and maybe your own pediatrician.
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