(Last Updated On: 01/06/2011)

Psychiatrist Job Description

Salary: $113,000 – $166,400+ Number of Jobs: 661,370
Hourly Rate: $54.30 – $80+ Employment Outlook: Good
Green Job: No Education: First professional degree

What do Psychiatrists do?

Psychiatrists treat, diagnose, and help prevent mental disorders. Common responsibilities for most psychiatrist jobs include:

  • Designing care plans.
  • Analyzing and evaluating patient data.
  • Prescribing and administering medications.
  • Reviewing and evaluating treatments and procedures of other psychiatrists.
  • Counseling patients during office visits.

Employment Outlook

There are currently 661,370 psychiatrists in the United States, with 26,050 new psychiatrist job openings created each year.

Psychiatrist jobs are not expected to see much growth beyond their current levels in the next decade.

Overall Salaries

Psychiatrist salaries can vary depending on your experience, the location, company, industry, and benefits provided. Nationwide, most psychiatrists make between $113,000 – $166,400+ per year, or $54.30 – $80+ per hour.

Education / Training Requirements

First professional degree is normally required for psychiatrist jobs.

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