Yes, there are. We have to be able to deal with and comfort children, here. This is because they are usually in a place of discomfort or stress, when I see them. I find working with children to be a fun part of my job, or an advantage, because I get to help them and talk to them.
WOW! That sounds cool! Are there any special abilities recommended for this profession?
I just got back from a 10 year old with a fractured tibia. We have a lot of patients, like you, with broken bones. But, we also face multiple other things, on an average day. Some examples are patients with cancer, patients with illnesses, and choosing which imaging technique to use! I also have working conditions where I work indoors, sometimes wearing radiation protection, for over 40 hours per week. One of the disadvantageous is that it is quite stressful!
What do you usually have to do, on an average day?
Well, there were many things that I had to do! I had to take the MCAT, get an M.D. in med school, get a liscense, complete a residency in Diagnostic Radiology, and even get certified! It took a LONG and STRESSFUL fourteen years, to get to where I am today, and that is a disadvantage in this career.
You must have had to learn a LOT of new things for this! What is your education?
Oh, it's not all that bad. This is because I get paid $322,782 a year! This is a great advantage, to my job!
That seems HORRIBLE! What do you get paid, from all of this stress and work?
Now... we should probably get to checking that broken arm of yours!
Oh, I don't have a broken arm! I just came here,because I wanted to learn what a Pediatric Radiologist does! You see, I want to be one, when I grow up, so I can be RICH!!!!!