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What does work as a psychiatrist entail?

I enrolled as a psychology major at Rutgers and am interested in pursuing a career as a psychiatrist but am unsure if this is the right choice for me. I am more interested in the science and research aspect of this field rather than the communication aspect. Should I look into another career path or are there different areas of psychology/psychiatry that would suit me? #psychology #psychiatry #psychologist #psychiatrists


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Do not confuse psychiatrist and psychologist. One has a Ph.D. and the other has an MD with post internship specialization in psychiatry. To be a psychiatrist you would need to get accepted into medical school and that can be a difficulty for a lot of people. It is less difficult, but still not easy, to get into a psychology graduate program.


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