Career Details

Psychiatrists

Career Overview

A psychiatrist diagnoses and treats mental illnesses through a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and hospitalization. Use the search box to find the videos of Dr. Kenan and Dr. Finn to learn more about being a psychiatrist!

Education

This career requires a lot of education! To be a physician, a person must first obtain a four-year bachelor’s degree in any field of study (while making sure to complete the appropriate pre-med courses). Then, one must attend medical school for another 4 years followed by an additional 3-7 years of training in order to specialize in a particular area of medicine. You must be ready to be in school for a long time to do this!

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$49,000 /yr
$208,000 /yr
$401,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Physicians work in hospitals, medical clinics, and doctor's offices. Many physicians work long hours and may have to be on call during some of their time away from work.

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

Medscape Physician Compensation Report

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