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Pediatricians, General - 29-1065.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Adolescent Medicine Specialist
  • Chief, General Pediatric Clinic
  • General Pediatrician
  • Group Practice Pediatrician
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrician, Partner in Private Medical Practice
  • Physician
  • Primary Care Pediatrician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
  • Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
  • Prepare government or organizational reports of birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
  • Provide consulting services to other physicians.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
  • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Cardiology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Developmental Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Endocrinology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Gastroenterology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Hematology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Neonatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Nephrology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Neurology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrician, Pulmonology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrics, General (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pediatrics, Subspecialty (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Pediatrician