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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!
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
ZipRecruiter, Inc.