SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I am posting this in the Attending forum hoping for some real world insight into the business side of pediatric subspecialty practice. I hope to be able to give some useful guidance to my daughter who is currently a medical student. She is considering going into a peds cardiology or heme onc, anong other possibilities. Looking at the published salary surveys, it is shocking how much lower the peds specialties are compared to the same in the adult world. Some reasons that pop to mind are that perhaps a much larger percentage of the peds practice in an academic or hospital employed setting. I suppose they would not see any revenue from the infusion business of a an oncology practice. Are there many private practice peds oncologists out there? As far as cardiology goes, I would think the peds would do a bunch of ultrasounds but of course they would not be doing much nuclear cardiology. I don't see why a pediatric interventionalist would make half as much as the adult version, though. Any insights are greatly appreciated.