The PathMatch Guide to

Psychiatry

A Day in the Life

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are experts in the study and diagnosis of mental health disorders. Psychiatrists are licensed to prescribe a variety of medications to their patients in order to help them cope with mental and behavioral issues. They also utilize a variety of treatments to address their patients’ needs, ranging from psychotherapy to hypnosis. 

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Excellent diagnostic skills
  • Advanced understanding of mental and behavioral disorders 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to actively listen to patients 
  • Ability to track changes within the pharmaceutical industry

Industries You'll Work In

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Growth Path

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  2. Mid-Level
  3. Mid-Sr. Level
  4. Sr. Level
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Demand for Talent

  • Projected Growth: MASSIVE 
  • Current Demand: FIRE 
  • The Affordable Healthcare Act has expanded access to behavioral healthcare, so job opportunities for psychiatrists are continuing to increase
  • Demand for psychiatrists has also skyrocketed due to the mental health crisis that is gripping the United States

Compensation

$61K-$100K
Jr. Level
$100K-$200K
Mid-Level
$200K-$255K
Mid-Sr. Level
$300K+
Sr. Level

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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