Careers Medical Psychiatrist Psychology and Nutrition Uncategorized


Career description:

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Provide urgent care for a sudden mental illness
  • Help manage a long-term mental health condition
  • Provide advice about lifestyle changes
  • Work with individuals, or with partners, families or carers
  • Provide second opinions and advice to other doctors and health professionals
  • Refer patients to other health professionals
  • Admit patients to hospitals if required

Similar occupations:

Adult Psychiatrist, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, Consulting Psychiatrist, Medical Doctor (MD), Outpatient Psychiatrist, Prison Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Staff Psychiatrist