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Paediatricians provide care for children from birth to early adulthood, treating infants, children, and teenagers. They specialise in diagnosing and treating a range of ailments including day-to-day illnesses, minor injuries and infectious diseases. A paediatrician’s day may involve emergency work dealing with life threatening conditions such as cystic fibrosis to simply comforting worried parents who have brought their child to hospital about a minor ailment.

In order to become a paediatrician you must first obtain a medical degree and have completed a year of hospital internship or residency. Once these requirements are met further training can be undertaken through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RASP) to become a qualified paediatrician.