Hourly Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+11.9% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Psychiatrists Do

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.

Other Job Titles Psychiatrists May Have

Adult Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Consulting Psychiatrist, Medical Doctor (MD), Outpatient Psychiatrist, Prison Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Staff Psychiatrist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Pediatric Psychiatrist ,

Dream Job, USA

As a pediatric psychiatrist I provide medical treatment as well as counseling to my young patients. I am also the founder and President of a non profit organization which is dedicated in providing education in developing countries. I oversee the operational responsibilities and manage the organization,along with a devoted board of directors. I am also involved in Girl Scouts through a position on the board of directors.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prescribe, direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
  • Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals.
  • Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments.
  • Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.

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