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(h2)Locum Tenens(/h2) Psychiatrist Career Positions-The BLS expects this profession to grow by 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, resulting in 4,200 new jobs. These healthy figures might be attributed to the growing number of patients with mental health issues, particularly as the population both increases and ages.
MEDIAN SALARY $181,880
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 1.8%
NUMBER OF JOBS 4,200
Psychiatrists are physicians that diagnose, treat and work to prevent disorders relating to the mind and mental health. Having undergone medical school and psychiatry residency programs, these professionals are equipped to understand the complex relationships between ailments of the mind and body. They are also trained to evaluate the entire spectrum of a patient’s health, make a diagnosis and design a treatment plan. Patients might suffer from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, and receive a form of treatment known as psychotherapy – a fancy word for meetings in which a patient discusses his or her moods, problems and feelings with a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists can also prescribe a wide range of drugs or even recommend hospitalizations.