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Salary + Job Growth
The current average salary of a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician is $148,821, which averages out to around $71 per hour. If you’re really dedicated to having a high salary, you can pursue a job in one of the following states (which have the highest average salaries for this field): New Hampshire, Idaho, California, New York, and Washington. The salaries in these states range from $151,148, in New Hampshire, to $170,474, in Washington. The job outlook for this field is expected to decrease by 2% by the year 2030.
As a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician, you will get to enjoy the following benefits: receiving above-average compensation, having the opportunity to specialize in many different fields, having flexible working hours, and getting the opportunity to really make a difference.
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatricians should have communication skills, empathy, problem-solving skills, the ability to work on a team, problem-solving skills, and organizational skills.
In this position, you will be evaluating kids who aren’t developing or learning the way their peers are. Some things that you will be watching for are as follows: delayed development in speech, language, or motor skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health issues, autism, performance issues in school, and any learning differences or difficulties.
You can expect to work in schools, preschools, or agencies.
You may decide that you’d like to pursue CME, or continuing medical education, once your initial education requirements have been completed. There are specialty-specific organizations as well as directory-like websites that can guide you toward CME resources. These resources may include podcasts, live or virtual conferences, videos, webinars, or live or virtual courses. Some organizations and websites that you can use to find CME resources are as follows: eMedEvents, CMEList, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), Stanford, Mayo Clinic, Practical Reviews, and PEDSTest.com.
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