In your opinion, how difficult would it be to get hired as a Psychiatrist ?
I'm sure working as a Psychiatrist is challenging just like any other job, but I'm curious to say if it is difficult is it worth the time and money? I want to get into something similar to this and look at other options but I want advice to see if this is a good choice.
I’m thinking that once you put in the work to acquire your Degree in Psychiatry, working for an organization or someone else goes out the window. As a medical professional you can either hang your own shingle (open your own business) or work for someone else! The best part about working for self is that you call the shots and are on your own schedule! You can hire your own staff and decide what’s best for those you serve, within the guidelines set forth by the medical association! I suggest that while you are studying to be a doctor, you can also take courses at the same time to learn how to open and run your own clinic. When you walk across the stage and are a full fledged Psychiatrist, you will be walking into your very own practice. It is okay to think outside the box! Aspire to be the best version of yourself! The work is going to be so rewarding and your contribution to the community you will serve will be great! Put all of your energy into your present to
ensure a magnificent future! It’s in you and you can accomplish anything you can imagine! Best of all to you in your upcoming journey.
I think you need to ask yourself what is it about Psychiatry that interests you. Honestly, most Psychiatrists where I live just write medications and leave the counseling to Psychologists.
Your options are:
Psychiatry: MD/DO, PA or NP --can write medications
Psychologist--cannot write medications, more counseling
As a doctor, you will make more money than NP/PA but the years of schooling and expenses are much higher.