Pediatricians provide medical care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.Pediatricians provide primary care and take care of children's general health needs. They ask parents questions to learn about their child's health. Like most doctors, pediatricians focus on preventing problems before they begin.


In Oregon, all physicians must be licensed. Applicants for Doctors of Medicine (MD) Or Doctors of Osteopathy (DO).

  • graduate from approved school of medicine or osteopathy;
  • complete a one-year residency or internship at a hospital; and
  • pass all three parts of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

Future Outlook

Employment, and annual openings are very large overall.


The median wage for pediatricians is $167,640 per year.

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