The key is to let your guidance counselor and teachers know what your goals are. Be sure that these next three years of high school are preparing you well for college. Each year you should plan on taking English as well as science and math. Studying a second language, too, is a good idea. You should be sure to take both biology and chemistry and math through at least trigonometry. All classes should be college-prep level and if possible, honors or AP. (If your school doesn't offer these options, that's okay). If you can arrange to take classes at your local community college that is great! It's always important to remember to ask for help if you're struggling in any of your classes. Speak up and ask for help if you need it.
In college you can major in anything you are interested in as long as you take and do well in the required "pre-med classes" which you will need to apply to medical school. These are typically a year of biology with labs, inorganic and organic chemistry with labs, physics, and math through calculus. College is four years to get your bachelors degree and then medical school is another four years. At that point you are a doctor. Yay! Then if you are still interested in pediatrics you would do a three year residency in that to be a pediatrician.
It's a long road but by starting now and staying focused on your goal it is absolutely possible.
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Mary Jane Shroyer
Instead of repeating the good advice others have offered, I'll suggest something you can do to set yourself up for success in college classes: Get a good foundation in math and science while you are in high school. The more classes you take now, the easier your path will be in college -- plus if you don't enjoy those classes, you might want to rethink your career goals because degrees in healthcare require a lot of science courses. Think about taking more than the bare minimum you need to graduate so that you enter college with some experience in a variety of the sciences and you have an understanding of how to study for challenging science courses. Learn how to balance those courses with shadowing, volunteering, and leadership in sports, clubs, or the arts -- you'll be expected to do all of those things in college so the more practice you get balancing your activities, the better student you'll be in college.
Lot of opportunities awaits. But for last two years paediatrics job is very less opening.