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!


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:
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!
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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