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PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST: Fixing the Heart

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Dr. Park is a cardiac electrophysiologist, That means that she take care of babies, kids, teenagers, and adults who have heart rhythm problems.

Degree: Medical Science
Job Title: PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST

Job Summary: Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Job Description

Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

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Medical scientists who administer drug or gene therapy to human patients, or who otherwise interact medically with patients—drawing blood, excising tissue, or performing other invasive procedures—must be licensed physicians. To be licensed, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing examination, and complete 1 to 7 years of graduate medical education.

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$40,000 - $145,000
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25 to 35 percent
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Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
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Analytical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Problem solving skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Technical skills

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<span m='12030'>problems.</span> <span m='12900'>So</span> <span m='13520'>if</span> <span m='13680'>you've</span> <span m='13970'>ever</span> <span m='14130'>heard</span> <span m='14410'>stories</span> <span m='14820'>about</span> <span m='15720'>someone</span> <span m='15990'>who's</span> <span m='16350'>just</span> <span m='16940'>dropped</span> <span m='17240'>dead</span> <span m='17770'>on</span> <span m='18040'>the</span> <span m='18310'>field,</span> <span m='18850'>or</span> <span m='19090'>had</span> <span m='19420'>a</span> <span m='19470'>sudden</span> <span m='19760'>collapse,</span> <span m='20760'>those</span> <span m='21140'>patients</span> <span m='21660'>or</span> <span m='21710'>their</span> <span m='21880'>family</span> <span m='22170'>members</span> <span m='22500'>come</span> <span m='22760'>to</span> <span m='22950'>us</span> <span m='23290'>to</span> <span m='23760'>be</span> <span m='24460'>evaluated,</span> <span m='25200'>to</span> <span m='25300'>take</span> <span m='25530'>care</span> <span m='25820'>of</span> <span m='25890'>them,</span> <span m='26250'>to</span> <span m='26360'>try</span> <span m='26550'>to</span> <span m='26600'>help</span> <span m='26880'>them</span> <span m='27290'>with</span> <span m='27760'>their</span> <span m='27970'>heart</span> <span m='28210'>rhythm.</span> <span m='28620'>So</span> <span m='28905'>a lot of</span> <span m='29190'>times,</span> <span m='29620'>people</span> <span m='30180'>come</span> <span m='30370'>to</span> <span m='30430'>us</span> <span m='30590'>when</span> <span m='30730'>they're</span> <span m='31070'>having</span> <span m='31350'>problems</span> <span m='31790'>with</span> <span m='32290'>either</span> <span m='32420'>fainting</span> <span m='32880'>or</span> <span m='32940'>feeling</span> <span m='33180'>their</span> <span m='33270'>heart</span> <span m='33510'>is</span> <span m='33630'>racing.</span> </p><p><span m='35110'>My</span> <span m='35240'>job</span> <span m='35420'>is</span> <span m='35530'>actually</span> <span m='35730'>kind</span> <span m='35860'>of</span> <span m='35940'>neat,</span> <span m='36180'>because</span> <span m='36660'>I</span> <span m='36700'>have</span> <span m='36960'>probably</span> <span m='37290'>two</span> <span m='38030'>really</span> <span m='38410'>different</span> <span m='39040'>typical</span> <span m='39420'>days.</span> <span m='40170'>One</span> <span m='40400'>day</span> <span m='40580'>would</span> <span m='40720'>be</span> <span m='41310'>where</span> <span m='41570'>I'm</span> <span m='41830'>in</span> <span m='42260'>the</span> <span m='42500'>office</span> <span m='42950'>and</span> <span m='43060'>I</span> <span m='43160'>see</span> <span m='43440'>my</span> <span m='43590'>patients.</span> <span m='44170'>So</span> <span m='44610'>it's</span> <span m='44760'>the</span> <span m='44840'>same</span> <span m='45090'>as like when</span> <span m='45320'>you're</span> <span m='45400'>going</span> <span m='45580'>to</span> <span m='45680'>your</span> <span m='45760'>pediatrician,</span> <span m='46480'>except</span> <span m='46720'>for</span> <span m='46800'>that</span> <span m='47100'>they</span> <span m='47210'>have</span> <span m='47410'>a</span> <span m='47440'>little</span> <span m='47590'>bit</span> <span m='47730'>more of a</span> <span m='48020'>specialized</span> <span m='48520'>problem.</span> </p><p><span m='49230'>So</span> <span m='49380'>I'll</span> <span m='49630'>see</span> <span m='49780'>patients</span> <span m='50470'>anywhere</span> <span m='50760'>from</span> <span m='50920'>like</span> <span m='51110'>15</span> <span m='51560'>minutes</span> <span m='51830'>to</span> <span m='51980'>an</span> <span m='52070'>hour.</span> <span m='52700'>And</span> <span m='53330'>I</span> <span m='53510'>talk with</span> <span m='53890'>them,</span> <span m='54145'>and</span> <span m='54400'>examine</span> <span m='54820'>them,</span> <span m='55360'>and</span> <span m='55660'>prescribed</span> <span m='56530'>either</span> <span m='56620'>medications</span> <span m='57500'>or</span> <span m='57610'>talk</span> <span m='57820'>about</span> <span m='58020'>what</span> <span m='58130'>kinds</span> <span m='58350'>of</span> <span m='58410'>procedures</span> <span m='58880'>they</span> <span m='58990'>might</span> <span m='59280'>need to</span> <span m='59600'>have.</span> <span m='60380'>And</span> <span m='60560'>so</span> <span m='60650'>I</span> <span m='60720'>get</span> <span m='60870'>to</span> <span m='60930'>see</span> <span m='61090'>a</span> <span m='61150'>lot</span> <span m='61300'>of</span> <span m='61340'>them</span> <span m='61570'>over</span> <span m='61760'>the</span> <span m='61900'>years</span> <span m='62270'>and</span> <span m='62380'>see</span> <span m='62520'>them</span> <span m='62630'>grow</span> <span m='62830'>up,</span> <span m='62950'>so</span> <span m='63060'>that's</span> <span m='63250'>pretty</span> <span m='63410'>cool.</span> </p><p><span m='64090'>And</span> <span m='64190'>then</span> <span m='64230'>the</span> <span m='64410'>other</span> <span m='64739'>really</span> <span m='64989'>typical</span> <span m='65280'>day</span> <span m='65480'>is</span> <span m='65720'>being</span> <span m='66170'>in</span> <span m='66475'>the,</span> <span m='66780'>what</span> <span m='67130'>we</span> <span m='67220'>call,</span> <span m='68030'>electrophysiology</span> <span m='68630'>lab.</span> <span m='69000'>And</span> <span m='69100'>it's</span> <span m='69240'>kind</span> <span m='69550'>of</span> <span m='69630'>like</span> <span m='69810'>an</span> <span m='69920'>operating</span> <span m='70420'>room</span> <span m='70780'>where</span> <span m='71000'>I</span> <span m='71080'>do</span> <span m='71290'>procedures,</span> <span m='71870'>like</span> <span m='72020'>put</span> <span m='72230'>in</span> <span m='72490'>pacemakers,</span> <span m='73460'>or</span> <span m='74120'>put</span> <span m='74410'>in</span> <span m='74730'>tubes</span> <span m='75080'>into</span> <span m='75270'>the</span> <span m='75350'>heart</span> <span m='75690'>to</span> <span m='76020'>try</span> <span m='76250'>to</span> <span m='76350'>fix</span> <span m='76640'>certain</span> <span m='76860'>heart</span> <span m='77090'>rhythm</span> <span m='77350'>problems.</span> <span m='78190'>And</span> <span m='78700'>so</span> <span m='79040'>that's</span> <span m='79390'>pretty</span> <span m='79640'>technical</span> <span m='80350'>and</span> <span m='80830'>a</span> <span m='80980'>lot</span> <span m='81230'>of</span> <span m='81520'>really</span> <span m='81920'>interesting</span> <span m='82440'>toys</span> <span m='82880'>that,</span> <span m='83340'>in</span> <span m='83420'>some</span> <span m='83600'>ways,</span> <span m='83800'>look</span> <span m='83930'>like</span> <span m='84190'>Nintendo</span> <span m='84940'>or</span> <span m='85420'>actually</span> <span m='85930'>like</span> <span m='86510'>Xbox-type</span> <span m='88130'>games,</span> <span m='89460'>are</span> <span m='89540'>some</span> <span m='89670'>of</span> <span m='89720'>the</span> <span m='89790'>equipment</span> <span m='90110'>that</span> <span m='90230'>we</span> <span m='90330'>use.</span> </p><p><span m='90990'>So</span> <span m='91315'>I</span> <span m='91640'>ended</span> <span m='91860'>up</span> <span m='91980'>actually</span> <span m='92320'>being</span> <span m='92460'>a</span> <span m='92510'>doctor</span> <span m='92790'>more</span> <span m='92930'>because</span> <span m='93150'>my</span> <span m='93280'>father</span> <span m='93640'>really</span> <span m='93830'>wanted me</span> <span m='93990'>to</span> <span m='94230'>be</span> <span m='94360'>a</span> <span m='94440'>doctor,</span> <span m='94950'>and</span> <span m='95160'>I</span> <span m='95230'>realized</span> <span m='95720'>that I</span> <span m='95810'>could</span> <span m='96060'>do</span> <span m='96420'>the</span> <span m='96540'>math</span> <span m='96830'>and the</span> <span m='97050'>science.</span> <span m='97990'>And</span> <span m='99150'>actually,</span> <span m='100030'>it's</span> <span m='100410'>a</span> <span m='100480'>little</span> <span m='100670'>bit</span> <span m='100840'>tough,</span> <span m='101070'>because</span> <span m='101500'>I</span> <span m='101590'>went</span> <span m='101840'>through</span> <span m='101980'>a</span> <span m='102340'>six-year</span> <span m='102550'>program.</span> <span m='102940'>So</span> <span m='103120'>I</span> <span m='103220'>only</span> <span m='103430'>had</span> <span m='103600'>to</span> <span m='103640'>go</span> <span m='103740'>to</span> <span m='103830'>college</span> <span m='104150'>for</span> <span m='104260'>two</span> <span m='104400'>years</span> <span m='104710'>and</span> <span m='104840'>then</span> <span m='104890'>went</span> <span m='105140'>straight</span> <span m='105390'>into</span> <span m='105610'>medical</span> <span m='105940'>school.</span> <span m='106490'>Typically,</span> <span m='106950'>people</span> <span m='107290'>do</span> <span m='107680'>four</span> <span m='107960'>years</span> <span m='108150'>of</span> <span m='108220'>college,</span> <span m='109040'>and</span> <span m='109200'>you</span> <span m='109300'>don't</span> <span m='109730'>have</span> <span m='109990'>to</span> <span m='110080'>do</span> <span m='110200'>a</span> <span m='110270'>math</span> <span m='110540'>or</span> <span m='110610'>science</span> <span m='111010'>degree.</span> <span m='112320'>You</span> <span m='112700'>can</span> <span m='113370'>really</span> <span m='113950'>do</span> <span m='114190'>whatever</span> <span m='114510'>you</span> <span m='114640'>want,</span> <span m='114940'>and</span> <span m='115230'>study</span> <span m='115510'>whatever</span> <span m='115760'>you</span> <span m='115870'>want,</span> <span m='116280'>and</span> <span m='116360'>then</span> <span m='116980'>after</span> <span m='117240'>that,</span> <span m='117700'>you</span> <span m='117780'>do</span> <span m='117940'>have</span> <span m='118080'>to</span> <span m='118160'>have</span> <span m='118290'>a</span> <span m='118350'>few</span> <span m='118580'>prerequisites</span> <span m='119240'>and</span> <span m='119320'>then</span> <span m='119620'>go</span> <span m='119760'>to</span> <span m='119840'>medical</span> <span m='120140'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='120880'>After</span> <span m='121240'>medical</span> <span m='121550'>school</span> <span m='121790'>you</span> <span m='121920'>have</span> <span m='122070'>to</span> <span m='122170'>decide</span> <span m='122510'>which</span> <span m='122650'>area</span> <span m='123010'>you're</span> <span m='123130'>interested</span> <span m='123590'>in.</span> <span m='123940'>And</span> <span m='124010'>at</span> <span m='124120'>that</span> <span m='124330'>point,</span> <span m='124760'>I</span> <span m='124990'>really</span> <span m='125520'>liked</span> <span m='125860'>working</span> <span m='126140'>with</span> <span m='126300'>kids</span> <span m='126610'>so</span> <span m='126800'>that's</span> <span m='127040'>when</span> <span m='127170'>I</span> <span m='127240'>did</span> <span m='127990'>pediatrics,</span> <span m='128789'>where</span> <span m='129430'>you</span> <span m='129550'>train</span> <span m='130280'>in</span> <span m='130530'>hospitals</span> <span m='131200'>and</span> <span m='131310'>offices</span> <span m='131810'>to</span> <span m='131910'>take</span> <span m='132130'>care</span> <span m='132300'>of</span> <span m='132380'>kids.</span> <span m='132940'>But</span> <span m='133250'>then,</span> <span m='133670'>to</span> <span m='133800'>do</span> <span m='134010'>what</span> <span m='134190'>I</span> <span m='134320'>do,</span> <span m='134490'>you</span> <span m='134600'>had</span> <span m='134760'>to</span> <span m='134840'>do</span> <span m='135020'>even</span> <span m='135250'>more</span> <span m='135520'>training.</span> <span m='137000'>Like,</span> <span m='137220'>I</span> <span m='137360'>did</span> <span m='137540'>an additional,</span> <span m='137870'>like,</span> <span m='138030'>five</span> <span m='138340'>more</span> <span m='138520'>years</span> <span m='138740'>after</span> <span m='138970'>that</span> <span m='139310'>to</span> <span m='139840'>learn</span> <span m='140000'>how</span> <span m='140090'>to</span> <span m='140200'>take</span> <span m='140390'>care</span> <span m='140570'>of</span> <span m='140630'>kids</span> <span m='140860'>who</span> <span m='140950'>have</span> <span m='141090'>heart</span> <span m='141360'>problems</span> <span m='141900'>and</span> <span m='141970'>the</span> <span m='142040'>heart</span> <span m='142280'>rhythm</span> <span m='142550'>problems.</span> </p><p><span m='143860'>My</span> <span m='144030'>advice</span> <span m='144390'>to</span> <span m='144500'>you,</span> <span m='144800'>if</span> <span m='144920'>you're</span> <span m='145070'>interested</span> <span m='145550'>in</span> <span m='145640'>this</span> <span m='145860'>field,</span> <span m='146190'>would</span> <span m='146330'>be</span> <span m='146760'>to</span> <span m='147610'>really</span> <span m='147860'>think</span> <span m='148160'>about,</span> <span m='148710'>do</span> <span m='148810'>you</span> <span m='149010'>like</span> <span m='149370'>interacting</span> <span m='149940'>with</span> <span m='150090'>people?</span> <span m='151010'>You</span> <span m='151570'>do</span> <span m='151980'>have</span> <span m='152240'>to</span> <span m='152360'>help</span> <span m='152630'>people</span> <span m='153530'>who</span> <span m='153650'>have</span> <span m='153930'>a</span> <span m='153980'>lot</span> <span m='154230'>of</span> <span m='154310'>problems.</span> <span m='155080'>And</span> <span m='155870'>if</span> <span m='156260'>it</span> <span m='156490'>makes</span> <span m='156810'>you</span> <span m='157210'>very</span> <span m='158130'>anxious,</span> <span m='158720'>or</span> <span m='159090'>you're</span> <span m='159420'>not</span> <span m='159770'>as</span> <span m='159950'>interested</span> <span m='160620'>in</span> <span m='161290'>listening</span> <span m='161650'>to</span> <span m='161760'>the</span> <span m='161850'>problems,</span> <span m='162460'>then</span> <span m='163010'>it</span> <span m='163200'>will</span> <span m='163350'>be</span> <span m='163470'>hard</span> <span m='163900'>to</span> <span m='164000'>be</span> <span m='164130'>a</span> <span m='164160'>good</span> <span m='164360'>doctor.</span> <span m='165070'>You</span> <span m='165270'>have</span> <span m='165440'>to</span> <span m='165590'>really</span> <span m='166350'>care,</span> <span m='167060'>because</span> <span m='167720'>many</span> <span m='167920'>times</span> <span m='168140'>you</span> <span m='168200'>have</span> <span m='168330'>to,</span> <span m='168410'>kind</span> <span m='168570'>of,</span> <span m='168630'>go</span> <span m='168800'>above</span> <span m='169090'>and</span> <span m='169170'>beyond,</span> <span m='169670'>and</span> <span m='170480'>if</span> <span m='170670'>you</span> <span m='170790'>really</span> <span m='171060'>care</span> <span m='171340'>about</span> <span m='171840'>what's</span> <span m='172020'>happening</span> <span m='172280'>to</span> <span m='172380'>your</span> <span m='172460'>patients,</span> <span m='172900'>then</span> <span m='173180'>it'll</span> <span m='173390'>give</span> <span m='173600'>you</span> <span m='173730'>the</span> <span m='173860'>motivation</span> <span m='174590'>to</span> <span m='175290'>go</span> <span m='175530'>and</span> <span m='175660'>do</span> <span m='175800'>the</span> <span m='175890'>best</span> <span m='176110'>job</span> <span m='176310'>possible.</span> 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