This paper will describe the chosen career of a pediatric oncologist and the type of work done in that career. The basic job of a pediatric oncologist is to work with children under the age of 18 that have all types of cancer. Cancer is a type of disease caused by out of control cell growth. Causes for cancer would be genetic, excess radiation, and hazardous chemicals. To treat cancer, doctors use many different types of modern technology but to put it in simple terms, they do one of three things. They use radiation to cure it, ChemoTherapy, and/or surgery. That’s where Pediatric Oncologists come in. Pediatric Oncologists help treat children with any kind of cancer.Pediatric oncologists treat cancer in many different ways depending on which kind it is. Although the doctors cannot cure cancer they can treat it, meaning slow down the process. Sometimes in doing so, the so-called disease may disappear and be gone forever or may reappear later on in life. This job may sound and be depressing to some people especially the doctors and workers at the hospital. Having to see all those poor kids losing their childhood to cancer. Imagine putting yourself in their shoes, or worse of all, seeing your own child going through this pain and having to fight cancer every day of their lives.The necessary qualities and skills needed for success in the career are to be caring and loving to the infants and children. The doctor must obtain problem-solving abilities as well as be responsive and have good communication skills. The doctor must also be hardworking, dedicated, and observant. According to another website titled Pediatric Oncologist, Pediatric oncologists examine the patients and suggest proper diagnostics and blood tests, studies, and analysis the diagnostic test reports and suggest proper medication. They must also be kept up with the technology of treatment in case of having to attend a conference.The first step to becoming a Pediatric Oncologist is first getting a Bachelor’s Degree, there is not a degree you specifically have to get to be a Pediatric Oncologist but you might want to take some classes on Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to help you in Medical School. The next step after almost finishing a Bachelor’s Degree is passing the MCAT, MCAT stands for Medical College Admission Test and you have to pass this to get into Medical School. Then after passing the MCAT and obtaining your scores, you have to apply to a Medical School and send in your scores sort of like you did for college. The medical school has to be accredited. After you get accepted into a medical school and finish the program, that usually takes about 4 years, you will have earned an M.D. which stands for Medical Doctor or a D.O. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. You will need to get a medical license after that. The next step is to finish a Pediatric Residency Program. This takes about 3 years and you do rotations in cardiology, oncology, hematology, and ambulatory care, the last year of the program you focus on the rotation that deals with your job.Next, you have to get certified in pediatrics. After that, you complete a Pediatric Oncology Fellowship for 3 years too and that is the training you need before you can become a Pediatric Oncologist. The last step is to get certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. So basically, in total it would take at least 13 years to become a pediatric oncologist. Pediatric oncologist work more than 40 hours a week, however, the exact amount of hours can’t be determined. This is due to the fact that Pediatric oncologists can also be on-call. Usually, Pediatric oncologists can work up to 12 hours in a day. Carrying heavy workloads, managing high patient acuity, watching patients and their families suffer, and caring for dying children inherent as sources of work-related stress for pediatric oncology nurses. Reports indicate that inexperienced pediatric oncology nurses, in particular, may be at high risk for stress in the workplace, because they possess a limited collection of coping reactions versus nurses with more experience. It can be hard to bear the loss of a patient, especially when it is a child. You may get to know the children and their families over time and form a bond as they come in for treatment. Doing so is what can/makes the loss even tougher. I guess some ways to cope with stress in being a pediatric oncologist are to first think positive. Despite all the bad news, some kids may be getting or tough times people are going through always look at the bright side of things. Another thing that can be done is appreciate all the good days. Like what was said, not all days are going to be good. There will be some bad days but we must not forget there are good days and that there are other ones on their way. Also, there is ALWAYS a reason to smile. Although seeing other people suffer doesn’t sound so enlightening just remember you are there for a reason, to help them get through tough times and also remind them that there is hope.”The average salary earned by a Pediatric Oncologist in a year is $340,000 but this amount can vary depending on the type of placement or independent clinic popularity.” This is as stated in http://www.careerdescriptions.org/pediatric-oncology-career-description.html. As a Pediatric Oncologist, you are working along with other Physicians the same as you under a department, you all have the same amount of education from school but some might have more experience than others making them superior to you. As you gain experience you can be a supervisor of the other Physicians and then you can advance even farther and be the head of the department and possibly the head of the whole city for that career. Another advancement is making your own facility along with other physicians and healthcare workers instead of working at a hospital.When on the job, some treatment tools and technology utilized may be “Surgical services, including minimally-invasive surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Advanced diagnostics, Intra-Operative Magnetic Resonance, Imaging, Brain Mapping, The Optical Tracking System, Neuroendoscopy, PET Scan (Positive Emission Tomography), 3D Imaging, Tomotherapy, Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)/radiotherapy, Apheresis Center, and Lowery Video Display System.” as stated in https://www.advocatechildrenshospital.com/care-and-treatment/cancer-care/pediatric-cancer-treatment-tools-and-technology.