Pediatrics is a division of medical science, which deals with the health care of newborns, children and adolescents.  Pediatrics mainly focus on children up to 12 years of age. He advises parents on how to take care of their children, administers their immunization and treats illness which mainly affects children.The demand for talented and proficient paediatricians is growing day by day.  Government and  private hospitals are always on the look out for skilled  pediatricians.

Graduates in paediatric surgery must develop extraordinary skills for operating the newborns or infants with small surgical instruments. A pediatrician is quite well trained to diagnose a wide range of injuries and diseases that impact children.  They are skilled to treat majority of the cases which they come across, however they may also refer patients to sub-specialists with the pediatrics specialization.A graduate who is skilled in this field is known as a pediatrician.

List of Courses:-
  • Diploma Pediatrics
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing in Child Health Nursing / Pediatrics Nursing
  • Master of Science Nursing in Child Health Nursing / Pediatrics Nursing
  • Master of Chirurgical in Pediatric Surgery
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Child Health
  • Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics

Basic Eligibility

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (Std.12th) examination from a recognized board. The duration for the bachelor degree course is 3 years and for diploma course is 2 years.

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree is holding a graduation degree in any stream. The duration for master's degree  post graduate diploma course is 2 years.


Some of the sub-specialized fields of pediatricians are:-
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Developmental Behavior
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Endrocology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Medical Genetics
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Physical Medicine
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Neonatal and Prenatal Medicine

Job Prospects

Pediatricians are mostly involved in treatment of infant babies and children. Any injuries or diseases in children are taken care by pediatricians.  The value of talented professionals in this area is increasing day by day, leading to creation of numerous jobs opportunities for the talented and young doctors.  Pediatrics has emerged as one of the most prominent career options in India.  
Students can also pursue fellowship training from a huge range of specialties, but it would require additional years of certification and training. A graduate in pediatrics can work as pediatricians or child specialists in various private and government hospitals or they can work as an independent practitioners as well.

Some Job Types are:-
  • Schools
  • Clinics and Heath Departments
  • Nursing homes
  • Orphanages and old age homes
  • Military
  • Hospitals
  • Training Institutes as educators
  • Industrial houses and factories
  • Railways and public sector medical departments

Remuneration: -

The remuneration in the area of pediatrics depends upon the standard of the organization, particularly at the starting level.  In the govt sector, per month pay package is around Rs. 50,000 for beginners level practitioners, Rs. 60,000 for middle-level practitioners and Rs. One lakh for senior paediatricians. In private sector, the equivalent packages are around Rs. 35,000 to 40,000, Rs.60,000, Rs 1 lakh to 5 lakhs. In private practice, a doctor’s earnings depend upon his reputation.

A graduate in pediatricians can also start their own specialist children's centre and can make more money. At the Senior level pediatricians get the income packages around Rs. 20,00000 – Rs. 35,00000 every year.  In United States for common pediatrician the standard income is about $135,000 every year and depending upon their experience and qualifications, most of pediatricians in the United States get around $70,000 and $400,000 every year.


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