Doctors check our bodies to see if we are sick or well. When we are sick, they tell us what is wrong. They give us medicine and other kinds of treatment. They examine us and listen to us tell them how we feel. They tell us what is good for us to eat and how we can have better hygiene. They may be part of a team that works together for our health. Doctors can diagnose and treat all kinds of infections and illnesses. They deliver babies, stitch cuts, and set broken bones. Becoming a doctor requires more training than most other jobs. It usually takes at least 11 years of school after high school to become a doctor, and they have to work in a hospital doing different things.
• Doctors treat people's illnesses and injuries.
• They do tests that help them learn more about a patient's health.
• They see people for different problems, like ear infections, broken fingers, and colds.
• Many doctors specialize in one area of treatment such as diseases, allergies, or disorders.
Where and When:
• Many doctors work in small offices or clinics.
• They work long, irregular hours.
• Many doctors work 60 hours a week or more.
• They may be on emergency call to the hospital.
What or Who They Work With:
• Blood pressure cuff
• Medical Equipment
Education and Training:
• Doctoral Degree
• Doctors take classes all through their careers.
Related School Subjects:
• Social Studies
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOCTOR by Linda Hayward
I WANT TO BE A NURSE by Helen Wells