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Career information and college search tools for psychiatrists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Psychiatrists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be psychiatrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Active Listening4.625
Social Perceptiveness4.55.38
Critical Thinking4.254.62
Speaking4.254.38
Writing4.124.38

Psychiatrists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be psychiatrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Comprehension4.55.12
Oral Expression4.384.75
Written Comprehension4.254.62
Deductive Reasoning4.124.62
Inductive Reasoning4.124.75

Psychiatrists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be psychiatrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Therapy and Counseling4.946.72
Psychology4.96.6
Medicine and Dentistry4.755.82
English Language4.275.05
Biology3.814.57

Psychiatrists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being psychiatrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Assisting and Caring for Others4.965.84
Getting Information4.85.81
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.666.12
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships4.655.68
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.535.87

Psychiatrists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being psychiatrists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.6
Concern for Others4.59
Dependability4.57
Stress Tolerance4.52
Attention to Detail4.48

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Psychiatrists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Psychiatrists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1,350$251,270
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford400$233,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario380$274,800
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson360$188,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward320$196,580
Columbus310$155,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach290$123,940
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn280$179,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington260$242,900
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood230$232,470

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to psychiatrists

Source : 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Most Popular Industries for
Psychiatrists

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

IndustryTotal EmploymentPercentAnnual Median Salary
Medical Office9,70043%$154,140
Hospital7,32033%$154,320
Government2,59011%$158,560
Education9204%$109,480
Social Service7603%$156,550
Nursing And Residential Care5302%$165,660
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