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  1. Paediatrician

    Paediatrics is the area of medicine that manages medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people.

    Training usually starts with a five year first degree in medicine. 2 year foundation doctor training, 8 year specialist training (ST1-8). This period of training will include your royal college exams. Length of training can vary according to your circumstances.
    Doctors may work up to 48 hours a week. The working hours may sometimes extend beyond the normal working day to include early mornings, evenings and weekends, on call highly likely. Pay scales (2017): Consultants earn between £76,761 and £103,490.
    For this role you'll enjoy working with children and their families whilst having an excellent sense of humour. Your role will require you to be a good diagnostician who is emotionally resilient and has the patience and sensitivity to manage critical illness or disability in infants and children. You will also enjoy and work well in a team.
    There are 2,989 consultants in paediatrics in England in 2016. Opportunities exist for research and teaching.
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