Psychiatrists

"(An inside look!)" By: Anna Rost 4th Hour

Need to Knows!

  • It's usually 11 years of schooling after high school
  • They need a state medical license
  • Make treatment plans
  • Keep detailed records
  • Treat patients with mental/emotional disorders
  • Good employment opertunities
  • Salary Entry - $70,920, Median - $173,330, Experienced - $166,400+
  • Prescribe medication as part of a patients treatment
  • They must be emotionally stable, objective, tolerant, and patient
  • Have medical, and psychological training

Pros

  • Make good money - They make more than $100,000 every year! That's a very good salary!

  • Help people - You will have the opertunity to work with clients and make treatment plans to help them cope with mental/emotional disorders.

  • Satisfying - Because when you help a client and they are getting better it is very rewarding to you to know you made a difference to help them.

Cons

  • College costs - College is expensive enough but to become a psychiatrist you have to go to school for 11 years after high school which will cost a lot of money.

  • Frustrating - If someone isn't improving with the treatment your giving them it can get frustrating.

  • Demanding - Because you might work weekends, holidays, nights, and long hours.

The Path to Become a Professional!

High School

Helpful classes


  • Anatomy/physiology - This class will help you learn about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and how they affect different parts of the body.

  • Chemistry - The study of the composition, properties, and reactions of matter, particularly at the level of atoms and molecules.

  • Language at least 2 years - This will help you get a job in the future because it shows that you can work with a variety of people.

  • AP Statistics - The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.

College and Licenses

Degrees
  • Bachelor's Degree/Undergraduate in Pre-Medicine - A Bachlors Degree is usually earned for an undergraduate course of study that normally requires three to five years of study.

  • Pre-Medicine/Medicine - It is a first professional Graduate degree given to you when you graduate medical school.

Licenses


  • State Medical Licenses - A licenses given to you by the state giving you permission to practice medicine.

College!

Marquette University

Location
  • 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233


Phone


  • (414) 288-7302



Other

  • It's a private catholic school
  • Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
  • Percentage of students from out of state: 64%
  • Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year: 88%


Pros

  • In state
  • Great professors
  • The campus looks very nice

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Private school
  • Farther away from home than what I wanted

University of San Francisco

Location
  • 2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117-1080


Phone

  • 415.422.5555


Other

  • Private catholic School
  • Degrees offered: Certificate or diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Other advanced degrees
  • Percentage of students from out of state: 20%
  • Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year: 88%


Pros

  • Offers my degree and all the classes I need
  • I've always wanted to see San Francisco
  • Good reviews

Cons

  • Out of state
  • Expensive
  • Private school

Cardinal Stritch University

Location
  • 6801 North Yates Road
    Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985


Phone

  • 414.410.4000


Other

  • It's a private catholic school
  • Degrees offered: Certificate or diploma, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
  • Percentage of students from out of state: 13%


Pros

  • Good Professors
  • Offers my major
  • Great school reviews

Cons

  • Away from home
  • Expensive
  • Private school

Associates

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Have you ever wanted to help people? Do you like observing people's behavior? If so I have a perfect job for you! Become a psychiatrist! They help people by providing counseling and medication for patients with mental and emotional disorders. Do you want to make a good salary? Physiatrists make more than $100,000 a year! Do you like socializing and solving problems? Physiatrists talk with patients to figure out a way to help and study their medical history. They also might prescribe medications to help treat patients. Do you want to work with a variety of people? Psychiatrists may work with both children and adults. Would you like to be in charge of your hours? 17% of psychiatrists are self employed which means they have more flexible hours. If that interests you visit the American psychiatric Associations website or call 703-907-7300 for more information.

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