Saving Lives One Step at a Time - By: Kenzie Nolle


  • Training usually lasts about 11 years after high school
  • May work nights, weekends and on call
  • Earn $135,440 a year
  • 17% are self employed
  • They can sometimes work in the military
  • They work 40 to 50 hours a week
  • Must be emotionally stable
  • Prescribes medications
  • Treats patients with mental illnesses
  • Works in a hospital

Pros and Cons


  • Helping people - this is a Pro because all of the jobs that I am interested in must include helping others
  • Retardedness - helping patients with this condition is a Pro because my great aunt is mentally retarded so any way I can help people with this disorder is very important to me
  • Working in hospitals - this is a Pro because I want to be able to work in the medical field no matter what


  • Working on weekends - this is a Con because weekends are meant for being with friends and family in my opinion
  • $135,440 - this is a Con because this per year isn't that much money to make
  • 11 years of schooling after high school - this is a a Con because that's a lot more school to have after 12 years of school

What do I need to do to succeed in this career?

  • I need a high school degree
  • A GPA above 3.5
  • A bachlors degree
  • Going to medical school
  • Being emotionally controlled
  • Psychiatroly training

What colleges can I attend to earn a degree for this career?

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI 53706

Pro: it's close to home

Pro: very good schooling and they encourage you to keep your grades

Con: if you don't keep your grades up then you can get kicked out of school

Con: I don't want to stay in state

University of St. Thomas - 2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Pro: still counted as instate tuition

Pro: still close to home

Con: not that big of a school

Con: I will have to live in a dorm

Beloit College - 700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511

Pro: has good teachers

Pro: my uncle went there

Con: it's a small school

Con: not a lot of my friends or people I know will go there

Association/Professional organization for Psychiatrist

PSB Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212-0001 Telephone: 1-202-691-5700

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Physicians and Surgeons,
on the Internet at

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