ALANA HEYMAN Career Planning Final Exam Mr. Como Period 8
To become a psychiatrist the skills you need to acquire are as follows..
You must be a good listener because you will have to listen to patients, family, and other doctors involved in the situation to determine the diagnostic of the patient.
You must be able to work with other people because in psychology you need to coordinate with other doctors such as psychologists, therapists, and also family to keep up with the patient.
You must use critical thinking in order to determine what medication is needed if needed and how severe as well.
You must have organization skills and be able to file papers on the patient’s progress, medications, etc.
You must be a good problem solver in order to figure out what is wrong and be able to diagnose the patient.
Psychiatrists are the mental health doctors related to psychologists. They usually deal with patients with mental health problems such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Schizophrenia, and other issues as well. They address the psychological issues they are faced with, with therapy, medications, hospitalizations, etc. The therapy psychiatrists deal with is known as psychotherapy in which the doctor talks a lot with the patient and family about what is going on, on a regular basis. The doctor will then diagnose the issue and prescribe the specific medication in order to maintain a healthy and stable living. There are some cases where only therapy is needed and medication isn’t necessary. Psychiatrists usually work in a hospital and run many tests to analyze how to deal with each patient, as each patient has different needs and different levels of disorders. They must correspond with other doctors involved with the patient such as psychologists, therapists, etc.
Being that psychiatry is in the medical field, the need for doctors is always a demand as everybody needs them.
By the year of 2018, the employment rate is supposed to raise up to 22%
A good association to join would be APA- American Psychiatric Association. It has good benefits like discounts on banking, and it isn’t expensive to join.
The average salary for a psychiatrist in New York is around 230,000 a year.
To become a psychiatrist I will need to attend a regular 4-year college majoring in psychology. I will then move on to medical school. Following that I will need to attend a 4-6 year residency school in psychiatry. If I want, I could also get specialty training after that.
A psychologist relates to a psychiatrist because they basically do the same thing but they don’t diagnose the patient. They talk to them rather then treat them.
A guidance counselor in a school is similar because it helps people with their issues.
A Therapist is someone who a person can talk to if they have minor problems that don’t need the extensive help that a psychiatrist would provide.
Career Investigation Exams
My Holland Code is SIE
My Birkman colors are red and yellow
These results helped me to decide on researching to be a psychiatrist because I realized I am a social person and love helping people out with medical problems.