Physician (Doctor – Psychiatrist)
What Does A Physician (Doctor – Psychiatrist) Do?
A psychiatrist diagnoses and treats mental illnesses through a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and hospitalization.
How Do I Become A Physician (Doctor – 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!
What is the Average Salary For A Physician (Doctor – Psychiatrist)?
235,000 – according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report (2017). Low and high figures vary widely depending on location.
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Physician (Doctor – Psychiatrist)?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Physician (Doctor – Psychiatrist)?
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.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Physician (Doctor – Psychiatrist)?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
- Medscape Physician Compensation Report