When you pursue medicine, you have the choice of which specialty you would like to complete your training in. If you find that you enjoy working with the pediatric population, then you can certainly try to pursue a future as a pediatrician. However, the options are nearly endless for other specialties, if you find that you do not want to be a pediatrician. I would say that most people in pediatrics would argue that the profession does not only involve children, but also working very closely with parents/guardians to ensure the child's health is the best possible. You will certainly come across difficult children and parents, at times, but becoming a pediatrician takes a special person with a passion for caring for the youth.