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Psychiatrists
District Of Columbia

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Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.

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Currently Employed: 256

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $27.06 - $80+

Typical Annual Salary: $56,300 - $166,400+

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Prescribe, direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
  • Analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.
  • Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments.
  • Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals.
  • Counsel outpatients or other patients during office visits.
  • Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patients to provide information on general physical condition or mental disorder.
  • Advise or inform guardians, relatives, or significant others of patients' conditions or treatment.
  • Teach, take continuing education classes, attend conferences or seminars, or conduct research and publish findings to increase understanding of mental, emotional, or behavioral states or disorders.
  • Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists or medical professionals.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Electronic blood pressure units
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory
  • Mercury blood pressure units
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Medical software
  • Office suite software
  • Time accounting software

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