Learn about the types of people who become pediatricians. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a pediatrician. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More women than men are interested in becoming pediatricians at a ratio of 2.16 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
85% of pediatricians are female and 15% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a pediatrician and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a pediatrician and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more men interested in becoming a pediatrician than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of pediatricians are White, making up 33% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 16% and 14% respectively.