We calculated that 12% of Psychiatrists are proficient in Diagnosis, Psychiatric Services, and Patient Care. They’re also known for soft skills such as Physical stamina, Communication skills, and Detail oriented.
We break down the percentage of Psychiatrists that have these skills listed on their resume here:
"diagnosis," "psychiatric services," and "patient care" aren't the only skills we found psychiatrists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of psychiatrist responsibilities that we found, including: Arguably the most important personality trait for a psychiatrist to have happens to be physical stamina. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "physicians and surgeons should be comfortable lifting or turning disabled patients, or performing other physical tasks" Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that psychiatrists can use physical stamina to "worked closely with behavioral therapist, psychiatrist, physical therapists and occupational therapists to provide best patient care. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many psychiatrist duties rely on communication skills. This example from a psychiatrist explains why: "physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators." This resume example is just one of many ways psychiatrists are able to utilize communication skills: "maintained contact and communication with outpatient care team , family / significant others to assure successful transition as appropriate. " Another skill that is quite popular among psychiatrists is detail oriented. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a psychiatrist resume: "patients must receive appropriate treatment and medications" This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "team oriented treatment given by mds, psychologists, social workers, nurses, case managers and other therapists. " A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "leadership skills" is important to completing psychiatrist responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way psychiatrists use this skill: "physicians who work in their own practice must manage a staff of other professionals." Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical psychiatrist tasks: "initial psychiatric evaluations, psychotropic medication management, crisis stabilization and leadership of the treatment team approach to patient care. "
See the full list of psychiatrist skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a psychiatrist. We found that 25.0% of psychiatrists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 8.3% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most psychiatrists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six psychiatrists were not college graduates.
Those psychiatrists who do attend college, typically earn either medicine degrees or psychology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for psychiatrists include nursing degrees or business degrees.
Once you're ready to become a psychiatrist, you should explore the companies that typically hire psychiatrists. According to psychiatrist resumes that we searched through, psychiatrists are hired the most by Correct Care Solutions, Nationwide Mutual Insurance .., and KPG Co. Currently, Correct Care Solutions has 35 psychiatrist job openings, while there are 23 at Nationwide Mutual Insurance .. and 21 at KPG Co.
Since salary is important to some psychiatrists, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Nationwide Mutual Insurance .., UnitedHealth Group, and CONMED. If you were to take a closer look at Nationwide Mutual Insurance .., you'd find that the average psychiatrist salary is $305,845. Then at UnitedHealth Group, psychiatrists receive an average salary of $300,579, while the salary at CONMED is $285,801.
View more details on psychiatrist salaries across the United States.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a psychiatrist include Private Practice, Kaiser Permanente, and Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health. These three companies were found to hire the most psychiatrists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.