MBTI® Test INFJ Pediatrician

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Social (IS) (GOT)

Working as a pediatrician is no easy feat—however, depending on your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality type, you could be well suited for a long, successful career as a pediatrician. For example, the compassionate yet focused manner of an Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging (INFJ) Myers-Briggs test type meshes well with the duties and tasks necessary of a pediatrician.

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Pediatricians are essentially physicians whose primary client base includes children and infants. Pediatricians work to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and illnesses that affect children (and adults, for that matter), as well as work with the patient to enact preventative measures for avoiding these illnesses in the future. Pediatricians conduct regular physicals on their patients and chart their growth and physical development; monitor and maintain patient medical histories; dispense vaccines and other forms of medication or prescribe medicine for the patient to obtain from a pharmacy; give parents advice on child development and illness prevention; analyze medical tests to determine the cause of an illness or disease; educate parents on procedures or results that may affect their child; and supervise the activity of other workers in the office, such as specialists, nurses, and volunteers.

Pediatricians need to be able to navigate medical equipment quickly and comfortably, including everything from automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to syringes to vision charts, from machines and gauges to specialized tubing and surgical clamps. They also must be familiar with medical software, including electronic medical record software for documenting patients’ diagnoses and treatment, and drug reference software to assure accurate treatment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and E-mail interfaces is also necessary.

A medical profession such as that of a pediatrician requires substantial physical and mental knowledge. Pediatricians should have a background in medicine, biology, psychology, mathematics and chemistry in order to perform their job duties. This occupation also requires a certain level of knowledge in training others (for educating staff members on procedural guidelines), counseling (for providing help and guidance with certain mental issues), customer service (for ensuring that their patients always leave feeling comforted and confident), and communication skills (for making sure that patients understand everything that is happening).

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Finally, pediatricians who manage their own practices may also need a foundation in business, accounting, advertising, and other skills that will keep patients coming and recommending their services to others. Much like any medical profession, the sensitivity and depth of knowledge necessary for this occupation usually comes with a doctoral or professional degree.

Below are some employment trends for Pediatricians:

  • Median wage: $84.28 hourly, $175,310 annually
  • Employment: 31,700 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Slower than average (2% to 3%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 1,000

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INFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:Clinical Psychologists, Curator, Dentist, Desktop Publisher, Editor, Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors, Fashion Designers, Graphic Designers, Healthcare Social Workers, and Pediatricians

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)