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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
Speaking4.254.38
Critical Thinking4.254.62
Reading Comprehension4.125

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
Written Expression4.124.88

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-Anaheim1,000 $242,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale680 $231,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington390 $230,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue370 $272,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario370 $282,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward330 $263,200
Columbus310 $163,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson290 $197,300
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford290 $258,740
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn280 $200,240

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to psychiatrists

Source : 2017 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

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