(NOC 3111)

Career Description

A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in treating children and their diseases.

Duties May Include

Pediatricians may perform some of all of the following tasks:

Screening and evaluating babies and children for appropriate growth and development, assessing abnormalities and disabilities, if any;

Vaccination of babies and children;

Provide advice about specific disease prevention, advice on feeding, diet, food supplements, and other nutrition concerns;

Assessing illnesses and treating them, including admission to hospitalisation for serious diseases;

Coordination of care for children receiving treatment from different specialists, and responsibility for the child's overall health.

Examples of Titles

Pediatric Specialist
Pediatric Surgeon

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Modified on May 20, 2012