Paediatrics is the umbrella term for the care of children and so it includes every speciality that there is in adult care but for children. Paediatricians can be found in primary, secondary or tertiary care settings making it career with a huge range of opportunities. Paediatrics has a very holistic approach and cares not just for the physical health of the children, but also their mental and social wellbeing as well.
As a result of the vast career, there are many sub-specialities within including emergency medicine, neonatal medicine, oncology, palliative medicine, intensive care medicine and child mental health services making you part of a massive and vital multidisciplinary team. Adaptability for this job is essential as, for example, the treatment of babies is extremely different to the treatment of teenagers who are often nearly adults so paediatricians must be able to rapidly meet the needs of diverse patients throughout their working day.