Career Overview


What They Do:

A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspect of psychological problems. They evaluate individuals for mental illnesses, offer a diagnosis and set out a treatment or management plan for the patient’s benefit.

Also Known As:

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

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Bachelors Degree in health-science related field: 4 years
  • Medical School: 4 years
  • Residency: 4 years
  • This field requires obtaining a medical license for your desired state after medical school. After residency, you can become a board certified psychiatrist.

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