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Become A Pediatric Hospitalist

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Working As A Pediatric Hospitalist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $205,700

    Average Salary

What Does A Pediatric Hospitalist Do At Vista Staffing Solutions

* Shared clinic, call and surgery.
* You will cover the outpatient clinic and hospital coverage as needed.
* You will be performing general orthopedic procedures.
* VISTA's client is looking for someone who is comfortable with sports medicine and total joints, spine is not required

How To Become A Pediatric Hospitalist

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.


Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.


After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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Pediatric Hospitalist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male



  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


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Pediatric Hospitalist Education


    • Regent University

    • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

    • University of California - Irvine

    • Drexel University

    • Howard University

    • New York University

    • University of Texas Health Science San Antonio

    • University of Puerto Rico - Carolina

    • Colorado Heights University

    • Memorial Hermann Hospital/Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital

    • Weill Cornell Medical College

    • University of Texas at Dallas

    • Georgetown University

    • George Washington University

    • St. John Hospital & Medical Center

    • Richmond VA Medical Center

    • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport

    • Meharry Medical College

    • Wayne State University

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    • Doctorate

    • Other

    • Masters

    • Certificate

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Real Pediatric Hospitalist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pediatric Hospitalist Campbell County Memorial Hospital Gillette, WY Jan 07, 2016 $365,000
Pediatric Intensivist/Hospitalist Sheridan Children's Healthcare Serv. of Louisiana Alexandria, LA Jan 29, 2016 $364,000
Pediatric Intensivist/Hospitalist Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. of Central Louisia Alexandria, LA Mar 31, 2013 $364,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Wyoming Health Medical Group, LLC Casper, WY Feb 26, 2014 $260,875
Pediatric Hospitalist Providence Hospital Mobile, AL Aug 01, 2014 $248,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Mayo Clinic Mankato, MN Jul 01, 2015 $247,520
Pediatric Hospitalist OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Rockford, IL Aug 15, 2015 $240,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Campbell County Memorial Hospital Gillette, WY Jul 01, 2013 $236,457
Pediatric Hospitalist Campbell County Memorial Hospital Gillette, WY Jan 02, 2015 $236,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Chi St. Alexius Health Bismarck, ND Nov 24, 2015 $225,000
Pediatric Hospitalist St. Alexius Medical Center Bismarck, ND Jul 01, 2014 $225,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Cheyenne Regional Physicians Group, LLC Cheyenne, WY Jul 07, 2014 $217,403
Pediatric Hospitalist Multicare Health System Tacoma, WA Jul 01, 2015 $214,998
Pediatric Hospitalist Iowa Physicians Clinic Medical Foundation Cedar Rapids, IA Jan 05, 2015 $189,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Iowa Physicians Clinic Medical Foundation Cedar Rapids, IA May 01, 2015 $189,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Henry Ford Health System West Bloomfield, MI Jul 01, 2014 $187,200
Pediatric Hospitalist Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, MI Oct 28, 2013 $185,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Southeast Missouri Hospital Association Cape Girardeau, MO Jul 01, 2013 $185,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, MI Jan 13, 2014 $185,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Willliam Beaumont Hospital Troy, MI Jul 01, 2014 $184,971
Pediatric Hospitalist Mercy Clinics, Inc. Des Moines, IA Jul 01, 2014 $180,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Alexian Brothers Ambulatory Group Hoffman Estates, IL Jan 07, 2016 $163,746
Pediatric Hospitalist Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children Wilmington, DE Mar 16, 2016 $160,000 -
Pediatric Hospitalist The Nemours Foundation, Nemours Children's Hospital Seaford, DE May 20, 2016 $160,000 -
Pediatric Hospitalist The Nemours Foundation, Nemours Children's Hospital Seaford, DE Jan 05, 2016 $160,000 -
Pediatric Hospitalist Albany Area Primary Healthcare Inc. Albany, GA Jul 01, 2015 $160,000
Pediatric Hospitalist Children's National Medical Center Salisbury, MD Aug 16, 2015 $156,525
Pediatric Hospitalist Community Health Network, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Apr 02, 2016 $155,150 -

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Top Skills for A Pediatric Hospitalist


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Top Pediatric Hospitalist Skills

  1. Emergency Room Consultations
  2. Level II Nicu
  3. High Risk Deliveries
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  • Provide acute care to infants, children and adolescents admitted to the hospital, nursery and emergency room.
  • Provide ER consults and consults for other inpatient services.

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