Career Project

By : Brea Delbert

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What do i want to be when I grow up?

When I'm older I want to be a psychiatrist.

Does this career go with your personal interest?

Yes, I want to be able to help others dealing with mental issues anywhere from depression to schizophrenia. I also want to show people how to cope with their illness, and live a normal life.

Top colleges for psychiatry

Average cost for my education

  • It takes about 12 years of school, and training to become a psychiatrist.
  • I need a doctorate degree in psychology, and four years of residency.
  • If I go to Chapel Hill my education would cost about $292,188.

Salary range & employment outloook

  • The average salary for a psychiatrist in North Carolina is $253,744
  • The job outlook is expected to increase by 24% by 2020

Interesting facts

  1. Around 20% of the worlds population have some type of mental illness.
  2. Mental substance use disorders are the leading cause of disabilities worldwide.
  3. Mental disorders are important risk factors for other diseases.
  4. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
  5. Contrary to belief, 67% of people with a mental illness live a normal life.

Would i change my career choice now?

No, i wouldn't change my choice at all. In fact, learning about psychiatrists has only made me want to become one even more.
A Day in the Life - Psychiatrist