What is a pediatrician? A pediatrician is a physician who treats children. The choice to care for children should be based on a love for children and a belief that it is a significant accomplishment to make a difference in a child’s life. As a bonus, a pediatrician gets to hold his patients in his arms, to see them grow and change, and years later, to see the adults they have become.
Three responsibilities a pediatrician assumes it conducting yearly health history survey, with care plans and intervention guides as appropriate, monitoring immunization compliance and tuberculin skin testing, and developing and implementing the health component of Individual Education Plans. I chose to be a pediatrician because I have a love for children. I have been around children my whole life, we ever I had a little cousin I couldn’t resist just picking them up and they have always brought joy to my day.
To be come a pediatrician, after high school I need four years of undergraduate courses at a college or university, which will get me a BS, BA, or other Bachelor degrees. After that I need four years of medical school, which will get me a MD or DO degree. Then after completing that I become a general doctor and have three more years of residency at a local hospital. Then I become a pediatrician and eligible to become certified in pediatrics by passing several tests dealing with medical conditions.
The salary for a pediatrician is, while a resident $30,000-$40,000 per year, after residency $100,000-$140,000, then the average pediatrician makes $140,000 a year, but ranging all the way to $300,000 per year. There are many of illnesses that pediatricians encounter deal with children but some are, chickenpox, ear infections, the flu, fevers and other illnesses that can get more dramatic than that.
Pediatricians require many different qualities to be a success doctor, some are be able to commit varies hours at a time to the hospital with previous notice, friendly, caring, good communication skills, and able to work with others in different conditions. Some qualities that might hinder being a successful doctor is bad people skills, not having patience, getting upset when something doesn’t go right, and the ability not to be able to deal with the varies conditions people go through. For my second career choice I chose to become a cardiac nurse. What is a cardiac nurse?
A cardiac nurse is a person who meets the needs for education and the support of patients with coronary heart disease who are making lifestyle changes to prevent worsening of the disease. After hearing all the different things they do and whom they help, I decided that that could be a career that I would enjoy. Cardiac nurses have many different responsibilities, but a couple of them are proving acute care to people with heart problems, evaluating chronic health problems, monitoring their patients while they are doing workouts, and providing the right medication and help the patients need.
I chose this profession because I believe that helping people is the right thing to do. Also with this field dealing with the elderly it made it stand out even more. I know that the older people are the past knowledge to they younger generation, and without them we would not know some things that they inform us of. Also I will be able to learn about the way the heart functions better and what each part does. In order to be come a cardiac nurse you first have receive a high school diploma then you have to graduate from a nursing program to be eligible to take the nursing examination.
Then you must receive at least one of the three possible certificates like: a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), or a Hospital Diploma. Although the salary for a nurse varies depending on education the starting salary starts at $30,000 to $45,000 per year, plus additional pay for evening, nights and weekends shifts. Their benefits include health insurance, vacation, holiday pay, college tuition reimbursement, childcare, flexible scheduling and pension plans. Florence Nightingale was one of the most important people that died who made a big contribution to the nursing field.
She then studied at the Institute for Protestant Deaconesses at Kaiserworth, Germany. In 1853, she became superintendent of the Hospital for Invalid Gentlewomen in London. She volunteered her services in 1854 in the Scutari after the Crimean War broke out. Through her efforts, the mortality rates among the sick and wounded was greatly reduced. After the war, in 1869, Nightingale founded the Nightingale School Home for Nurses at Saint Thomas’s Hospital in London, marking the beginning of professional education in nursing.
The different types of illnesses that cardiac nurses face/treat are acute heart attacks and bypasses. In order to be a nurse you have to have to have patience, be able to deal with elderly people, the ability to be on call at different times, good communication skills, teaching commitment to physical fitness and well-being, and emergency management. Some qualities that might hinder success is a bad attitude, not committed to the job, and not being a people person.