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Psychiatrist

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Career Description
A person who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional health
They CAN prescribe medication
Can use a variety of different treatment such as:
psychotherepy
hospitalization
medication
Salary
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Mean Hourly Wage: $87.82
Mean Annual Wage: $182,660
Job Outlook
Because in this age, people are living longer, there are more people with mental illnesses so there is more demand for psychiatrists
Expected growth of 4% for psychiatric technicians from 2012-2022
Expected growth of 6% for psychiatric aid from 2012-2022
Expected growth of 11% for all psychiatric job occupations from 2012-2022
Pros vs. Cons
Pros:
In coming years will be in higher demand, which means more job opportunities
Cons:
Requires 12+ years of education before applying for the Board Certification for a job
Works Cited

"How to Become a Psychiatrist | Psychiatry Schools and Careers." How to Become. Learn How To Become, 10 Feb. 2014. Web. 01 Mar. 2015.
"What Is a Psychiatrist." What Is a Psychiatrist. American Psychiatric Association, 28 Oct. 1998. Web. 22 Feb. 2015.
"29-1066 Psychiatrists." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 Apr. 2014. Web. 26 Feb. 2015.
Education
12 or more years:
4 years in college to earn the Bachelors Degree
After college take the MCAT Test to get into Medical School
4-5 years in Medical School
4 years in a residency program or in a hospital
After, then can apply for a Board Certification, which leads to a job
Psychiatrist
By: Virginia Guanci
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