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What are the job descriptions of a pedestrian and a pediatric nurse?

I keep going back and forth over whether I should be a pediatrician or a pediatric nurse. #doctor #nurse #healthcare #pediatrician #pediatric-nursing #hospital-and-health-care


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The key difference between the two will be a hierarchical area of responsibility, education and licensure. The pediatric nurse is required to complete a BSN ( Bachelors in Nursing), the pediatrician is required to complete a Doctorate in Medicine as well as successful completion of medical residency (extensive 3-7 years of hands on training).
The average salary for a nurse is roughly $65,000 per year, while an M.D. averages $180,000 yearly.
As a pediatrician, the job scope includes directing patient care, perform major/minor surgeries, order necessary test, treat and diagnose illnesses, set bones and prescribe prescription medications. The pediatric nurse is only trained to assist the physician and will provide patient care by administering physician approved medications, or shots. The pediatric nurse will often times be the patients first point of contact, the nurse will gather demographics, check weight, blood pressure and patient history.

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