Psychiatrist: What I long to Pusure
By: Caroline Marie Escobedo
When I discovered that being a Psychiatrist is me
- Prescribe, direct, or administer psycho therapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
- Analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.
- Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals.
- Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patients to provide information on general physical condition or mental disorder.
- Teach, take continuing education classes, attend conferences or seminars, or conduct research and publish findings to increase understanding of mental, emotional, or behavioral states or disorders.
- Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists or medical professionals.
Preferred Job Skills
Active Listening-Listen to patient's explanations.
Writing- Write down information about the patients.
- Social Perceptiveness- Understanding of patient's verbal or body movement actions.
The work environment can be stressful at times when you are with patients, treating or diagnosing their disorders. You can find job opportunities in offices to start out. Eventually after you go to college, you can find employment opportunities in hospitals or other medical facilities.
Education and Training
The education and training that is needed is post doctoral training and doctoral or master’s degree. In O-net, they explain that, "Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
The job outlook is predicted to increase above the average rate by 8% every year by 2022.
The average starting salary is about $81 per hour (The National Annual salary is about $167,610).
High School Preparation
Related CoursesAlthough there isn't a specific course at Leyden that doesn't offer information about the Psychiatrist field, there is related courses I could take in order to gain experience in my chosen career. These are the following courses I could take at Leyden:
1.Psychology because in that course, I could learn about the human brain and people’s mental health, which is part of a psychiatrists’ job.
2. Sociology Honors because in that course, it focuses on human relationships, communication, and social problems. This course will help me gain experience before I pursue in being a psychiatrist.
To add, There aren't any specific clubs that would help out but there is one that I think would help out which is Key club and INTERACT. These clubs could be beneficial towards my career because they both involve in caring for others by helping out. One of a psychiatrist's jobs is to communicate and help out people, in which both clubs can help me gain experience for it.
Work and/or Volunteer Experience
An example of a position for work would be an employee at Walmart or any store that gives you automatic access to people. Although it's not directly a preparation job for a Psychiatrist, those jobs give you the opportunity to help out people if they ask questions and are in need of it.
References are the people that are your supporters and speak great things about you in a job situation. They are important when a job wants to know about you from others. Here are three out of my many references:
Ms. Paulin-Global Studies teacher, School District #212
Ms. French-English teacher, School District #212
Mr. Gerber-Physical Science teacher, School District #212
My post secondary plan
- Davenport University- Caro, MI
- Youngstown State University- Youngstown, OH
- New Mexico Highlands University- Las Vegas, NM
- Morgan State University- Baltimore, MD
- University of South Dakota- Vermillion, SD
These are some of my college choices because they offer the major that can lead to the road to success: Clinical/Medical Social Work.
For communications purposes, I could get a job at the library so I could practice on talking to people.