By: Simran Sethi

Required Education

To be in the physiatrist field you must have at least four years of med school. You also must have a doctoral degree, a physiatrist license, and a board certification. Even though you have four years of school you will continue to learn afterwards also. Another thing you could do to is have a private practice run from home or an office where you could see your clients.

It Takes Time But You Will Get There Eventually!


The types of people in your area highly affect the kind of clients you will get in your office or practice. If you live and work as a psychiatrist in a place like L.A you would usually get more work. The reason for this would be is that there are many stars and usually they deal with many personal difficulties. As a result of this you would usually get more clients. So basically the area in which you work greatly affects the availability of jobs for a psychiatrist.


The average salary in this field is about $181,880 (this was in 2014). The average Daley in Coppell was &191,000. But in L.A the average salary is $224,916. You can see how much the location of where you work affects your salary. Like I said before where you work and your environment can have a great impact on your salary. So if you want to be successful in this field you must look at your work location.

Jobs Skills, Talents and Expierience.

Some of the job kills needed in this field is:
  • Perception
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Compassion
  • and many others

Daily Tasks

  • assessing patients' mental and physical status to determine the nature and extent of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders
  • assessing patients' medical, psychiatric and psychological histories
  • examining patients to determine general physical condition
  • ordering laboratory tests, imaging, neuropsychological tests and other diagnostic procedures
  • examining the results of tests and examinations to determine the most appropriate forms of treatment
  • prescribing and administering medication, psychotherapy, and other physical treatments and rehabilitation programs
  • arranging admission to hospitals and providing in-patient treatment
  • determining whether patients require involuntary treatment in accordance with relevant mental health acts
  • assisting courts and other statutory bodies in managing patients in legal and forensic settings
  • teaching medical students and registrars, and assessing their progress by administering tests