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How much has the pediatrician career changed over the past few years? What kind of changes do you think will occur in the next five years?

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I want to see if there are going to be any changes in the near future that could effect me as a new pediatrician and if i could be really eligible for a job opening or not. Can qualifications vary over the years? I don't want to enter in any field that is not growing or will not give me a job #pediatrician #pediatric-nursing #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care

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Hi Bernadette:

I'm a proud Mom of a recent medical school graduate 5/2018; now 1st year Resident Pediatrician.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the job outlook for physicians in general is very good for the coming years (www.bls.gov). The BLS projected a 10% growth in employment for all pediatric physicians and surgeons from 2014-2024, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

<span style="color: rgb(67, 58, 83); background-color: transparent;">Based on research here are some links to info for your review.</span>

1) Pediatrics in the Year 2020 and Beyond: Preparing for Plausible Futures: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/126/5/971.full.pdf

2) What is the Projected Future of a Pediatrician:

https://work.chron.com/projected-future-pediatrician-24603.html

Good Luck to You!



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