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im a senior in high school im interested in the medical field? whats the highest paying job in that field? #senior #babies #goodpay

Hello ! im a senior in high school ive always been interested in child delivery since a kid. i want to choose a job ill never get bored with and i feel like thats the perfect field for me. field jobs nurselife cutebabies high-school

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Many health careers offer an option to specialize working with a particular group of people, including children. These jobs range from treating children for illnesses and injuries to delivering infants to helping children develop speech. Individuals who want careers in healthcare and want to spend their time working with children can choose from several medical careers in pediatrics. Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with children of all ages from birth until they become adults. There are various medical programs requiring various degree levels and training requirements. Below are five medical careers in pediatrics Mariangelie.

REGISTERED NURSE – $82,000
Registered nurses (RNs) provide patient care and may specialize in working with children. They may further specialize in specific areas of medicine that focus on children, such as pediatric oncology, which is working with children who have cancer. RNs administer medication, observe patients, update medical records and monitor medical equipment. They may also explain to children and their families about the child's medical condition, treatment plan and what to do at home concerning their condition once they are released from the medical facility. All RNs must have a valid license, but education varies. They may hold a diploma, associate's or bachelor's degree. According to the BLS, the number of employed RNs was expected to increase by 12% between 2018 and 2028. This faster-than-average growth is attributed to several factors including the increase in the number of people with healthcare access, the high rates of chronic diseases and the medical needs of the nation's large elderly population. As a result, job prospects are favorable among licensed RNs, particularly for those with a bachelor's degree. The average salary for a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States is between $58,000 and $103,500 as of January 29, 2021. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the actual Registered Nurse (RN) position you are looking for.

NURSE MIDWIFE – $112,000
Nurse-midwives need a minimum of a master's degree to practice. Students usually obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing and become a registered nurse (RN) before enrolling in a graduate-level nursing or nurse practitioner program, such as a Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice, with a specialty in nurse-midwifery. Courses may include health assessment, complications management, clinical pharmacology, healthcare of newborns and disease prevention. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted that the number of jobs for nurse-midwives would grow 16% from 2020-2030, which is significantly faster than average. The average Certified Nurse Midwife salary in the United States is $112,000 as of January 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $102,900 and $126,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession

PEDIATRICIAN – $205,000
In order to become a general pediatrician, students must meet education, training, and licensure requirements. After completing a 4-year bachelor's degree followed by a 4-year medical degree, students must enter a residency program. For aspiring pediatricians, this residency program must be in pediatrics and may last about 3 to 4 years. Commonly, these residencies take place in a hospital and provide students with invaluable hands-on learning experiences. The average Pediatrician salary in the United States is $205,000 as of January 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $179,000 and $245,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession

CHILD PSYCHIATRIST – $208,000
Since child psychiatry is a medical field, future practitioners must complete an M.D. program at an accredited medical school. After students complete four years of post-graduate medical training, they must specialize in child psychiatry by completing a two-year child and adolescent psychiatric training fellowship program. Prior to medical school, however, individuals can earn bachelor's degrees in psychology or child psychology. In addition, many bachelor's degree programs in the natural sciences or health-related majors meet education prerequisites for medical school. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for child psychiatry is expected to increase by 7% between 2020 and 2030, The average Child Psychiatrist salary in the United States is $217,000 as of January 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $190,500 and $248,000. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

PEDIATRIC SURGEON – $455,000
A pediatric surgeon is a trained surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and operative care of surgical issues in children, according to the American College of Surgeons (www.facs.org). While general surgeons are fully qualified to operate on young patients, pediatric surgeons receive special training in the surgical repair of birth defects, surgical techniques specific to each stage of child development, and the treatment of trauma in children. The surgical field will continue to grow; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts 4% growth in job opportunities for all physicians and surgeons over the 2020-20309 decade, with jobs in children's hospitals and medical centers continually available. The average Surgeon - Pediatric salary in the United States is $455,000 as of January 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $368,000 and $570,000. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Hope this was helpful Mariangelie

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Max’s Answer

Hi Mariangelie!

First off, have you ever worked or experienced being in a child delivery room before? Why do you want to go into this particular type of work; does it excite and engage you? If you have not, I would recommend reaching out to a hospital and seeing if you can job shadow to see if you enjoy doing that particular work. I would also urge you to maybe try out different types of avenues within the medical field, because you never know what you might like! I would not focus so much on the money aspect part so much; I would recommend finding something that you will enjoy, and the financial aspect of that will follow through.

As like what others have said, I would recommend checking out the other career options listed above in the comments.

Best,

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Sanober’s Answer

Hi Mariangelie!

It sounds like you would enjoy being a Labor and Delivery Nurse! You will experience being a vital part of countless childbirths and definitely won't get bored with it. Nursing is a field where every day is different. You will learn more about what nurses in this field typically do during your nursing courses. The best way to become this type of nurse is to first get your BSN after high school, become licensed, then apply for new grad RN programs in Labor and Delivery units wherever you would like to work :)

Hope this helps!

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Olivia’s Answer

I am a current pharmacy student and I did want to inform you that pharmacists make a very good salary. It does range depending on the type of pharmacist you become. Some numbers I found were on average $114,000 to $135,000 and even higher too. Pharmacy is a good profession because we are the medication experts so we get to interact with all types of other healthcare professionals. Pharmacy school is a graduate program which is 4 years. You would have to complete an undergraduate or a pre-pharmacy degree before hand as well! Let me know if you are interested in pharmacy and I can give you more information!

I hope this helps,
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